Voting Machine Patent Suit Against Diebold Stuffed

Law360, New York (September 16, 2010, 7:03 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that Diebold Inc. and Premier Election Solutions Inc. did not infringe Voter Verified Inc.'s patents for an electronic voting system that prints out a paper copy of a voter's ballot.

In a summary judgment ruling Monday, Judge Patricia C. Fawsett of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida said that Diebold and Premier's machines do not infringe VVI's patents because VVI's electronic voting machine cannot electronically tabulate the bar codes on paper ballots it prints out.

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