Acacia Subsidiary Enters into Settlement
Agreement Regarding Credit Card Fraud
Protection Technology with PUMA
March 31, 2010 06:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Acacia Research Corporation (Nasdaq:ACTG)
announced today that its Financial Systems Innovation LLC subsidiary has entered into a settlement agreement
covering a patent that applies to credit card fraud protection technology with PUMA North America, Inc. This
resolves a dispute that was pending before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
concerning PUMA North America, Inc.
The expired patent asserted in this litigation generally relates to a computerized system for protecting retailers and
consumers engaged in credit card, check card, and debit transactions. The system includes an electronic card
reader, and the generation and use of a transaction number, which specifically identifies each transaction processed
within the system.
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