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."