E-Pass Sanctioned In Smart Card Patent Suit

Law360, New York (March 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has imposed sanctions against E-Pass Technologies Inc. in a long-running patent suit over smart card technology, finding that the company has engaged in litigation misconduct in its unsuccessful pursuit of infringement claims against Visa USA Inc., 3Com Corp. and Access Systems Americas Inc.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday granted a motion filed by Access, formerly known as PalmSource Inc., seeking sanctions against E-Pass for filing a frivolous appeal of a lower court ruling. The sanctions were...
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