SUFFERN, NY, April 29, 2004 -- General Patent Corporation (GPC) announced an important milestone in its patent enforcement campaign on behalf of Acticon Technologies LLC (Acticon). GPC recently granted the 100th license under Acticon's portfolio of "smart connector" patents. Communication Automation Corporation of West Chester, Pennsylvania took a license under U.S. Patent No. 4,972,470 (Programmable Connector) for its specialty line of PC Cards. GPC, a leading contingency patent licensing and enforcement firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, represented Acticon in all 100 licensing 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 100 companies. But General Patent has been wonderful. They have left no stone unturned in enforcing the Acticon patents."
Acticon's patents cover specific aspects of "smart connector" devices used in mobile computer communication, networking, and instrumentation control. GPC has successfully represented Acticon in 22 litigations related to these patents.