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True Value Gets Credit Card Reader Patent Suit Dismissed

Law360 (August 10, 2018, 4:45 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge has dismissed a suit accusing hardware store chain True Value Co. of infringing a patent for a credit card reader, saying the "paradox" and "circular reasoning" in the claim destroys the plaintiff's arguments for patent infringement.

District Judge Charles P. Kocoras on Thursday ruled that William Grecia failed to state crucial aspects of the infringement claim, saying Grecia was not able to specify what part within True Value's credit card reader corresponded to the "communications console" cited in the patent and Grecia's explanations only confused the issue or destroyed his own case.

"Grecia's complaint is confusing at...

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March 15, 2018

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