SVS Announces Court Victory Against Card Activation Technologies, Inc.
Ceridian Stored Value Solutions (SVS) announced today a complete victory in its patent case against Card Activation Technologies, Inc.
On July 1, 2011, Judge Kent A. Jordan, sitting by designation in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, ruled that 33 of the 36 claims of Card Activation Technologies, Inc.'s U.S. Patent No. 6,032,859 are invalid. And on July 7, 2011, Card Activation Technologies, Inc. stipulated that the remaining three claims are also invalid. SVS filed this lawsuit seeking to invalidate all of the claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,032,859 because Card Activation Technologies, Inc. had previously sued a number of SVS's customers asserting that SVS's card products infringed the patent.
“We initiated this litigation to protect our customers from being sued over a patent that should have never been issued,” said Ralph Rolen, SVS Executive Vice President and General Manager, “I am delighted that our view has been confirmed by the court process.” Rolen added, “we are pleased with the outcome. We will continue to defend with vigor baseless patent threats against our business and business processes.”
SVS was represented by Kaye Scholer LLP of Washington, DC and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP of Wilmington, Delaware.
SVS's one-stop-shop business model of innovative prepaid and stored value solutions effectively drives consumer behavior to the world's leading merchants. Our full product suite includes retail issued gift cards, branded prepaid debit, promotional cards, and a robust loyalty platform. SVS is the industry leader with almost 20 years of prepaid experience, managing more than five hundred million card products and processing over one billion transactions from 40+ countries and 26 currencies worldwide every year. To learn more about increasing sales and simplifying program management, visit us at: www.storedvalue.com.