General Patent Corporation Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit with Oberthur

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General Patent Corporation (GPC) settles patent infringement lawsuit between its client Leighton Technologies LLC and Oberthur Technologies.

General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, announced today that a settlement has been reached in a patent infringement lawsuit between its client, Leighton Technologies LLC (Leighton), and Oberthur Technologies.

Leighton owns seven U.S. patents that generally relate to lamination processes for RFID cards (also known as contactless cards), which are cards with a silicon chip embedded into the body of the plastic to enable secure financial payments and access to secure locations.

A lawsuit was filed by Leighton against Oberthur Technologies (formerly Oberthur Card Systems S.A.) and Oberthur Technologies of America Corporation (formerly Oberthur Card Systems of America Corporation) in March 2004 in the U.S.D.C. for the Southern District of NY (04 CV 02496) for the infringement of some of the Leighton patents.

General Patent Corporation is the manager and exclusive licensing agent for Leighton Technologies.

"We are pleased to have reached an amicable settlement in this case," said Paul Lerner, GPC's General Counsel.

Leighton is represented in this matter by the law firm of Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP of Washington, DC.

ABOUT LEIGHTON TECHNOLOGIES LLC
Leighton Technologies LLC of Suffern, N.Y. is the owner of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,817,207, "Radio frequency identification card and hot lamination process for the manufacture of radio frequency identification cards", 6,036,099, "Hot lamination process for the manufacture of a combination contact/contactless smart card and product resulting therefrom", 6,214,155, "Radio frequency identification card and hot lamination process for the manufacture of radio frequency identification cards", 6,441,736, "Ultra-thin flexible durable radio frequency identification devices and hot or cold lamination process for the manufacture of ultra-thin flexible durable radio frequency identification devices", 6,557,766, "Hot lamination method for a hybrid radio frequency optical memory card converting sheets into a web process", 6,514,367, "Hot lamination process for the manufacture of a combination contact/contactless smart card", and RE40,145. Leighton is a portfolio company of IP Holdings LLC, and is managed by General Patent Corporation. A non-exclusive license under the patents is available on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms. For licensing terms, please contact Kathlene Ingham at (845) 368-4000 x107. For more information, please visit http://www.leighton-tech.com.

About General Patent Corporation
General Patent Corporation (GPC), headquartered in Suffern, NY, is a premier intellectual property (IP) boutique focusing on patent licensing and patent enforcement, as well as IP strategy and IP valuation. GPC represents clients in assertive licensing and infringement matters on a contingency basis. General Patent, the oldest patent enforcement firm in the U.S., is the managing member of DTL. For more information on GPC, please visit http://www.generalpatent.com.

About IP Holdings LLC
IP Holdings LLC, an affiliate of General Patent Corporation, is an IP-centric merchant banking organization. IP Holdings provides IP-related financial services as well as IP brokerage services. IP Holdings also operates an idea incubator. For more information on IP Holdings visit http://www.ip-holdings.com.

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