Leighton Technologies LLC, subsidiary of patent licensing firm General Patent Corporation, announced that it has settled a lawsuit regarding Leighton’s six contactless card patents with AllSafe Technologies, Inc.
According to Leighton, Amherst, N.Y.-based AllSafe agreed to settle its lawsuit and take a license for the Leighton patents in question.
Leighton also has pending lawsuits against the GSA, claiming its ID program uses technology that has not licensed its patent. Status of that lawsuit was still pending.
“We are pleased that the lawsuit filed by AllSafe was amicably settled and that AllSafe agreed to license the Leighton patents,” said Paul J. Lerner, General Patent’s Sr. VP and General Counsel.
HID Global Corporation and Oberthur Technologies Group had previously signed non-exclusive licenses for the six Leighton patents, which inlcude:
5,817,207: “Radio frequency identification card and hot lamination process for the manufacture of radio frequency identification cards.”
6,036,099: “Hot lamination process for the manufacture of a combination contact/contactless smart card and product resulting therefrom.”
6,214,155: “Radio frequency identification card and hot lamination process for the manufacture of radio frequency identification cards [sic].”
6,441,736: “Ultra-thin flexible durable radio frequency identification devices and hot or cold lamination process for the manufacture of ultra-thin flexible durable radio frequency identification devices.”
6,557,766: “Hot lamination method for a hybrid radio frequency optical memory card converting sheets into a web process.”
6,514,367: “Hot lamination process for the manufacture of a combination contact/contactless smart card.”