Suffern, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2008
General Patent Corporation International (GPCI) announced today that it obtained a permanent injunction, treble damages and attorneys' fees in its lawsuit against Lycom and Advance Creative, an important victory in its patent enforcement campaign on behalf of its subsidiary, Acticon Technologies LLC (Acticon).
Acticon brought a patent infringement suit against Lycom Technology, Inc. (Lycom) and Advance Creative Computer Corp. (Advance Creative), both of Taiwan, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (Case No. 06 Civ 4316). Two other defendants, Heisei Electronics Co., Ltd. of Taiwan and Heisei USA, LLC of Azusa, CA, ultimately agreed to settle the lawsuit and to take a license under the Acticon patents.
Lycom and Advance Creative, however, failed to answer the Complaint, and a default judgment was entered against them. After an inquest on damages, the Court found willful infringement and ordered compensatory damages, treble damages for willfulness, and pre-judgment interest. The Court also found the case exceptional and ordered defendants to pay attorneys' fees and costs, and issued a permanent injunction barring these defendants from selling the infringing products in the U.S.
"This is an example of the lengths to which GPCI will go to enforce the intellectual property rights of its clients," said Paul Lerner, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel for GPCI.
GPCI has successfully represented Acticon in 26 lawsuits and one hundred forty-nine licensing transactions related to these patents.
About Acticon Technologies
Acticon Technologies LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Patent Corporation International, is a computer connectivity and communications technology company based in Suffern, NY. For more information on Acticon visit http://www.acticontech.com.
About General Patent Corporation International
General Patent Corporation International (GPCI) is a premier IP licensing and enforcement firm headquartered in Suffern, NY. GPCI represents clients in assertive licensing and intellectual property enforcement on a contingency basis. GPCI assists IP owners in patent, trademark, and copyright infringement litigation, and is the oldest IP enforcement organization in the US. For more information on GPCI visit http://www.patentclaim.com.
General Patent Corporation (GPC), a consulting arm of GPCI, is a leading full service intellectual property management firm. GPC provides IP analysis and strategy, IP audit and valuation, IP portfolio mining and management, and technology transfer services to domestic and foreign businesses, universities, research institutions and individual inventors. For more information on GPC visit http://www.generalpatent.com.
IP Holdings LLC, another affiliate of GPCI, is an IP-centric merchant banking organization focusing on IP monetization, patent brokerage and IP-related financial services. IP Holdings also operates an idea incubator nurturing early-stage technologies and IP portfolios. For more information on IP Holdings visit http://www.ip-holdings.com.
For further information on Acticon, GPCI, GPC and IP Holdings contact General Patent Corporation, Montebello Park, Suffern, NY 10901-3740; telephone: (845) 368-4000.