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Acticon Technologies Settles with Dell Computer Corp.; Licenses Its Patents to Several Other Companies

General Patent Represents Acticon in its 125th Licensing Transaction

SUFFERN, NY, May 23, 2005 - Acticon Technologies LLC (Acticon) has recently reached an amicable settlement of its patent infringement claims with Dell Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: DELL) of Round Rock, TX, in connection with two of its "smart connector" patents. General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, represented Acticon in this transaction.

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General Patent Licenses Moen Patent to Bic USA

Suffern, NY (PRWEB) January 12, 2005 - Moen Technologies LLC (Moen) has recently licensed U.S. Patent No. 5,864,604, directed to limited access communications over the internet, to Bic USA of Milford, CT. General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, represented Moen in this transaction. In addition to the '604 patent licensed by Bic USA, the Moen patent portfolio includes two related patents, directed to limited access telephone communications. The technologies covered by these three patents have particular application to advertising and promotional campaigns.

“We are pleased to extend a license under the '604 Patent to Bic USA,” said Alexander Poltorak, GPC's Chairman and CEO and co-inventor of the '604 Patent. “Bic USA values intellectual property rights, and came forward of its own accord to license this patent. To me, that says a lot about the quality of the IP management at this company.” Other companies that have recently licensed the Moen patents include The Coca Cola Company and PepsiCo, Inc.

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General Patent Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Bausch & Lomb Surgical For Scieran Technologies

SUFFERN, NY, October 18, 2004 -- Scieran Technologies, Inc. of San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Scieran) announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Bausch & Lomb Surgical, Inc. of San Dimas, Calif. (Bausch & Lomb).

General Patent Corporation (GPC) of Suffern, New York, a leading contingency patent enforcement firm, is the exclusive licensing agent for Scieran and is representing the company in the licensing and enforcement of its patent portfolio.

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General Patent Settles Law Suit with Conair

SUFFERN, NY, August 17, 2004 -- General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading contingency IP licensing and enforcement firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, announced today that it has settled on behalf of its client, Zip Clip LLC (Zip Clip) a patent infringement lawsuit against Conair Corporation of Stamford, CT (Conair). GPC represents Zip Clip in the enforcement of its patent portfolio.

GPC brought suit on behalf of Zip Clip against Conair in December of 2003, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Conair ultimately agreed to settle the lawsuit.

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Moen Technologies, GPC Client, Settles Patent Suit with PepsiCo

SUFFERN, NY, May 20, 2004 -- General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading contingency IP licensing and enforcement firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, announced today that its client, Moen Technologies LLC (Moen), has settled its patent infringement lawsuit against PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP). GPC represents Moen in the licensing and enforcement of its patent portfolio.

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GPC Grants 100th License for Acticon

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.

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GPC Client Forward Technologies Settles its Patent Suit Against Pacific Bell and SBC Communications

SUFFERN, NY, March 1, 2004 -- General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading contingency IP licensing and enforcement firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, announced today that its client, Forward Technologies LLC (Forward Technologies), has settled its patent infringement lawsuit against Pacific Bell Telephone Company (Pacific Bell), and its parent company SBC Communications, Inc. (SBC) (NYSE:SBC). GPC represents Forward Technologies in the licensing and enforcement of its patent.

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Acticon Technologies Settles Patent Infringement Suit with Ambicom, Licenses Patents to Several Other Companies

Suffern, NY - November 4, 2003 - General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, has scored another major victory in its campaign to enforce a portfolio of four "smart connector" patents owned by its subsidiary, Acticon Technologies LLC (Acticon). GPC announced today that Acticon has recently brought to a successful conclusion its lawsuit against Ambicom, Inc., its 21st successful litigation to enforce this patent portfolio.

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SSI Technologies Retains General Patent to License and Enforce Key Plastic Card Patents

EDMOND, OK, September 30, 2003 - SSI Technologies, a division of REG Oklahoma Acquisition LLC (SSI), a leading manufacturer of plastic cards, announced today its decision to aggressively enforce its portfolio of key patents related to plastic cards. To this end, SSI Technologies has transferred ownership of its patents to Advanced Card Technologies LLC (ACT) with a mandate to actively license and enforce the patents (ACT Patents). ACT is a joint venture between SSI, General Patent Corporation (GPC), a premiere contingency patent licensing and enforcement firm, and IP Holdings LLC (IP Holdings), an intellectual property incubator focused on patent commercialization.

The ACT Patents generally relate to card packages in which a card is connected to and selectively detachable from a carrier. Card packages having this structure are widely used for gift, loyalty and prepaid phone cards.

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Acticon Technologies Settles Patent Infringement Suit with Adaptec and Iomega, Licenses Patents to Several Other Companies

Suffern, NY - September 3, 2003 - General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, has scored another major victory in its campaign to enforce a portfolio of four "smart connector" patents owned by its subsidiary, Acticon Technologies LLC (Acticon). GPC announced today that Acticon has recently brought to a successful conclusion its lawsuit against Adaptec Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPT) and Iomega Corporation (NYSE:IOM), its 20th successful litigation to enforce this patent portfolio. Acticon brought suit against Adaptec and Iomega in August of 2002, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Adaptec and Iomega ultimately agreed to take a license under the patents.

"We are extremely pleased with the outcome of the Adaptec litigation," said Paul Lerner, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel for GPC. "It was unfortunate that Adaptec chose litigation over a simple licensing transaction, but the litigation was swift and we can now focus our attention on our other licensing activities," he added.

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