Pier 1 Wins Stay Of CAT’s Gift Card Patent Case

Law360, New York (September 16, 2009, 2:55 PM EDT) -- In a setback for Card Activation Technologies Inc., a federal judge has shelved its infringement suit against Pier 1 Imports Inc. over a patent related to the processing of gift cards to await the resolution of a separate case challenging the validity of the patent.

Judge Amy J. St. Eve of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Sept. 14 granted the home furnishing retailer’s bid to stay the litigation pending the outcome of Stored Value Solutions Inc.’s Delaware action seeking a...
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