Japan Airlines Sued Over Electronic Passport Patent

Law360, New York (November 30, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Japan Airlines Corp. has been hit with a patent infringement suit by a Malaysia-based security company over an electronic passport patent.

Iris Corp. filed the suit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, alleging that the passenger airline lifted its pioneer technology as Japan Airlines helped the Japanese government to implement the electronic passport.

Iris, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was assigned the patent, entitled “method of making an improved security identification document including contactless communication insert unit,” in August...
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