GPC Successful in Litigation to Enforce "Smart Connector" Patents

GPC Subsidiary Acticon Technologies Settles Patent Infringement Suit with Mace Group, Inc. d/b/a Macally Peripherals

SUFFERN, NY, March 20, 2007 - General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, has achieved another victory in its campaign to enforce a portfolio of "smart connector" patents owned by its subsidiary, Acticon Technologies LLC (Acticon). GPC announced today that Acticon has settled its patent infringement lawsuit against Mace Group, Inc. d/b/a Macally Peripherals of Irwindale, CA (Macally).

Acticon brought suit against Macally and several other defendants in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Case No. 5:06CV-4679). Macally ultimately agreed to settle the lawsuit.

"We are happy to have settled with Macally," said Paul Lerner, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel for GPC, "and we can now focus our attention on the remaining defendants in the lawsuit."

Acticon's "smart connector" patents cover specific aspects of PC cards and other "smart connector" devices used in mobile computer communications, networking, and instrumentation control. GPC has successfully represented Acticon in 25 lawsuits and one hundred forty-two licensing transactions related to these patents.