AmEx, Visa Gift Card Claims Construction Upheld

Law360, New York (April 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has upheld a claims construction that led a Florida company to drop two suits alleging that gift cards sold by American Express Co., MasterCard Inc., Visa USA Inc. and others infringed two of its patents.

The court ruled Thursday that the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida had correctly construed the key term of the patents held by Every Penny Counts Inc., and that the company had failed to prove on appeal that the...
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