Some EPC Claims Sustained In Keep The Change Suit

Law360, New York (September 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has handed a partial victory to Every Penny Counts Inc. in its patent lawsuit against Bank of America Corp. over the bank's Keep the Change program, sustaining some of EPC's objections to a claim construction recommendation by a magistrate judge in July.

EPC filed the suit last year, arguing that the banking giant's Keep the Change program infringes U.S. Patent Number 6,112,191, issued to EPC in 2000.

The popular program, in which more than three million customers have enrolled since October 2005, rounds...
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