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General Patent Obtains 150 Licenses for its Acticon Patent Portfolio

Suffern, NY - May 15, 2008 - General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm headquartered in Suffern, NY, reached an important milestone in its patent enforcement campaign on behalf of its subsidiary, Acticon Technologies LLC (Acticon). GPC recently obtained the 150th settlement under Acticon's portfolio of "smart connector" patents. Data Device Corporation of Bohemia, NY has settled Acticon's claims of infringement of its U.S. Patent No. 4,972,470 (Programmable Connector) for its MIL-STD-1553 and ARINC PCMCIA cards. GPC represented Acticon in all 150 licensing and settlement transactions.

"I am absolutely amazed at the success of these patents," said Steven Farago, Ph.D., the inventor of the Acticon "smart connector" technology. "Back in 1996, I wouldn't have thought it was possible to license 150 companies. But General Patent has been wonderful and exceeded all my expectations. They have left no stone unturned in enforcing the Acticon patents."

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General Patent Licenses ACT Patents to Bristol ID and Plastek Cards

Suffern, NY - 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. GPCI 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."

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DTL Settles Lawsuit with Cingular and AT&T Mobility; Licenses Key Cell Phone Patent

General Patent Corporation Acts as Licensing Agent

Suffern, NY - March 10, 2008 - General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, announced today on behalf of its client, Digital Technology Licensing LLC (DTL), that it has settled its patent infringement lawsuits against Cingular Wireless and AT&T Mobility.

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GPC Subsidiary Awarded Permanent Injunction, Treble Damages, Attorney Fees in Patent Suit Against Lycom, Advance Creative

Suffern, NY - February 26, 2008 - General Patent Corporation (GPC) 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).

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Patent Expert Takes On Proposed Legislation in National Newspaper

"Reform Will Undermine Patent System," Alexander Poltorak Writes in Christian Science Monitor Op-ed

Suffern, NY - January 29, 2008 - Alexander Poltorak, chairman and CEO of General Patent Corporation, condemned patent legislation being considered by the Senate in an opinion essay published yesterday in The Christian Science Monitor. The article can be viewed online at www.csmonitor.com/2008/0128/p09s02-coop.html?page=1.

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DTL Licenses Key Cell Phone Patent to Samsung; GPC Acts as Licensing Agent

Suffern, NY - January 28, 2008 - General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, announced today on behalf of its client, Digital Technology Licensing LLC (DTL), that it has licensed a key cell phone patent to Samsung Electronics Co., LTD.

DTL owns U.S. Patent No. 5,051,799 titled "Digital Output Transducer" (Patent), which is an essential patent for Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) codec and other cellular communication standards. The patented technology is also used to assure backward compatibility of cell phone handsets and base stations.

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DTL Licenses Key Cell Phone Patent to Ericsson

General Patent Corporation acts as licensing agent

Suffern, NY - January 22, 2008 - General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, announced today on behalf of its client, Digital Technology Licensing LLC (DTL) that it has licensed a key cell phone patent to Ericsson, Inc., Ericsson AB, and LM Ericsson Telefonaktiebolaget (Ericsson).

The agreement with Ericsson follows a licensing deal reached earlier with Nokia for DTL, which owns a key patent for modern cellular technology.

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DTL Licenses Key Cell Phone Patent to Nokia

General Patent Corporation acts as licensing agent

Suffern, NY - January 15, 2008 - General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, announced today a major licensing agreement between its client, Digital Technology Licensing LLC (DTL), and Nokia for a widely used and essential piece of patented cell phone technology.

The agreement with Nokia constitutes the first major licensing deal for DTL, which owns an essential patent for the cell phone technology.

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