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General Patent's Client ACT and SSI Technologies Settle Patent Litigation with Travel Tags

SUFFERN, NY, June 28, 2006 - General Patent Corporation International (GPCI), a leading patent licensing and enforcement company headquartered in Suffern, NY, its client Advanced Card Technologies LLC (ACT), SSI Technologies (SSI) and Travel Tags, Inc. today announced that they have settled their longstanding patent infringement lawsuit.

The case, originally filed in July 2002 in the Western District of Oklahoma (#CV-02-981), involved the alleged infringement of ACT’s U.S. Patent Nos. 5,720,158 and 5,921,584 (Patents) by breakaway card products bearing magnetic stripes, such as phone cards and gift cards. As part of the settlement, Travel Tags obtained a release of all claims in favor of its customers who purchased through Travel Tags, and also took a license under the Patents at ACT’s standard royalty rate.

Ryan Schreier, VP of Sales at Travel Tags, stated, "I am very pleased to announce the situation has been amicably resolved. This will certainly benefit Travel Tags' current and future clients."

"After nearly four years, we are happy to have resolved this case with Travel Tags," said Neil Cohen, GPCI's Assistant General Counsel. "Our hard work during almost three years of reexamination proceedings in the U.S. Patent Office has paid off. We can now concentrate our licensing efforts on others, and launch new initiatives to bring certainty to the proper patent coverage over products in the market."

About Advanced Card Technologies LLC

Advanced Card Technologies of Suffern, NY is the owner of U.S. Patent No. 5,720,158 entitled "Information Card Package" and U.S. Patent No. 5,921,584 entitled "Card Display Package". A non-exclusive license under these patents is available. For licensing terms, contact Neil Cohen at (845) 368-4000, x105.

About Travel Tags

Travel Tags (www.traveltags.com), with 30 years of plastic printing experience, is headquartered in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Travel Tags specializes in unique plastic printing and packaging using innovative print technology. Travel Tags provides a variety of stored value products, programs and services including design concepts and specialty gift, loyalty, membership and phone cards.

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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 IP enforcement matters and licensing transactions on a contingency basis. GPCI is the oldest contingency IP enforcement organization in the US. For more information visit www.patentclaim.com.

General Patent Corporation (GPC), an affiliate of GPCI, is a leading 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 visit www.generalpatent.com.

IP Holdings LLC, another affiliate of GPCI, is an idea incubator and an IP-centric merchant banking organization. For more information on IP Holdings visit www.ip-holdings.com.

For further information on Advanced Card Technologies, GPC, GPCI and IP Holdings contact General Patent Corporation International, Montebello Park, 75 Montebello Road, Suffern, NY 10901-3740; telephone: (845) 368-4000; e-mail: info@gpci.com.

General Patent Licenses ACT Patents to Jet Lithocolor and Several Other Companies

SUFFERN, NY, March 7, 2007 - Advanced Card Technologies LLC (ACT) has recently licensed its patents related to phone and gift cards to Jet Lithocolor, a commercial printer headquartered in Downers Grove, IL. General Patent Corporation International (GPCI), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, represented ACT in this transaction.

Other companies that have recently licensed the ACT patents include CPI Card Group of Littleton, CO and Las Vegas, NV; The Electric Colourfast Printing Co. of Ontario, Canada; Diamond Graphics of St. Louis Park, MN; Teraco, Inc. of Midland, TX; Trivista Plastics of Naperville, IL; Performance Printing of Dallas, TX; and Proteus Printing of Hiawatha, IA.

"We were pleased to extend licenses to Jet Litho and the other licensees," said Kathlene Ingham, GPCI's Director of Licensing, "and we look forward to licensing the remaining companies in the industry."

ACT's U.S. Patent Nos. 5,720,158 and 5,921,584 generally relate to gift, loyalty and phone cards with magnetic stripes that are connected to and detachable from a carrier. GPCI has successfully represented ACT in 16 licensing transactions and 2 lawsuits related to these patents.

About Advanced Card Technologies LLC

Advanced Card Technologies (ACT) of Suffern, NY is the owner of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,720,158 entitled "Information Card Package" and 5,921,584 entitled "Card Display Package". A non-exclusive license under these patents is available. For licensing terms, contact Kathlene Ingham at (845) 368-4000, x107.

Advanced Card Technologies Settles Patent Lawsuit with UV Color and Licenses its Patents to Several Other Companies

General Patent Represented Advanced Card Technologies in These Transactions

SUFFERN, NY, November 28, 2007 - Advanced Card Technologies LLC (ACT) announced today that it has settled its patent infringement lawsuit against UV Color, a plastic card manufacturer located in Minneapolis, MN, and licensed its patents to several other companies in the plastic card industry. General Patent Corporation International (GPCI), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, represented ACT in the licensing transactions.

The lawsuit, originally filed in September 2006 in the Western District of Oklahoma (5:06 CV 957), alleged infringement of ACT's U.S. Patent Nos. 5,720,158 and 5,921,584 (Patents) by breakaway plastic card products bearing magnetic stripes, such as phone cards and gift cards. As part of the settlement, UV Color and its sister companies, Plastag Corporation and Lucas Color Card, took a license under the Patents.

"We are pleased to have finally settled our case against UV Color," said Paul Lerner, GPCI's General Counsel. "We can now focus our licensing efforts on others."

Other companies that have recently licensed the ACT Patents include Allegheny Plastics of Leetsdale, PA, Card USA of Hollywood, FL, and Custom Plastic Card of Pompano Beach, FL.

ACT's U.S. Patent Nos. 5,720,158 and 5,921,584 generally relate to gift, loyalty and phone cards. GPCI, the manager and exclusive licensing agent for ACT, has successfully represented ACT in 22 licensing transactions and 3 lawsuits related to the Patents.

About Advanced Card Technologies LLC

Advanced Card Technologies (ACT) of Suffern, NY is the owner of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,720,158 titled "Information Card Package" and 5,921,584 titled "Card Display Package". A non-exclusive license under these patents is available. For licensing terms, contact Kathlene Ingham at (845) 368-4000, x107.

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 is the oldest such organization in the US. For more information on GPCI visit www.patentclaim.com.

General Patent Corporation (GPC), an affiliate of GPCI, is a leading intellectual property management firm. GPC provides IP analysis and strategy, IP audit and valuation, IP portfolio mining and management, licensing and technology transfer services to domestic and foreign businesses, universities, research institutions and individual inventors. For more information on GPC visit www.generalpatent.com.

IP Holdings LLC, another affiliate of GPCI, is an IP-centric merchant banking organization. IP Holding also operates an idea incubator. For more information on IP Holdings visit www.ip-holdings.com.

General Patent Licenses ACT Patents to Bristol ID and Plastek Cards

SUFFERN, N.Y., March 25, 2008 - General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, announced today that it has recently licensed the patents of its client, Advanced Card Technologies LLC (ACT), to Bristol ID Technologies of Lima, NY and Plastek Cards, Inc. of Fort Wayne, IN. GPC represented ACT in these transactions.

"We have now licensed 25 companies for ACT," said Kathlene Ingham, GPC's Director of Licensing, "and we are gratified with our successes to date."

ACT's U.S. Patent Nos. 5,720,158 and 5,921,584 generally relate to gift, loyalty and phone cards, as well as other card products that fall within the scope of the patents.

GPC has also successfully represented ACT in four lawsuits related to these patents.

About Advanced Card Technologies LLC

Advanced Card Technologies (ACT) of Suffern, NY is the owner of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,720,158 titled "Information Card Package" and 5,921,584 titled "Card Display Package". A non-exclusive license under these patents is available. For licensing terms, contact Kathlene Ingham at (845) 368-4000, x107.

About General Patent Corporation International

General Patent Corporation (GPC) is a premier IP licensing and enforcement firm headquartered in Suffern, NY. GPC represents clients in assertive licensing and intellectual property enforcement on a contingency basis. GPC is the oldest such organization in the US. For more information on GPC visit www.patentclaim.com.

General Patent Corporation (GPC) is a leading intellectual property management firm. GPC provides IP analysis and strategy, IP audit and valuation, IP portfolio mining and management, licensing and technology transfer services to domestic and foreign businesses, universities, research institutions and individual inventors. For more information on GPC visit www.generalpatent.com.

IP Holdings LLC, another affiliate of GPC, is an IP-centric merchant banking organization. IP Holding also operates an idea incubator. For more information on IP Holdings visit www.ip-holdings.com.

For further information on ACT, GPC and IP Holdings contact General Patent Corporation, Montebello Park, 75 Montebello Road, Suffern, NY 10901-3740; telephone: (845) 368-4000; e-mail: kingham@gpci.com.