Patent Battle Over Euro Rages On In The E.U.

Law360, New York (March 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Though the European Central Bank won its patent noninfringement case against U.S.-based anti-counterfeiting technology maker Document Security Systems Inc. in the British High Court on Monday, a subsequent loss in the German Patent Court showed DSS still giving the bank a run for its money.

The case is over allegations that the bank, based in Frankfurt, is incorporating patented anti-counterfeiting feature into banknotes. The technology was designed to protect against forgeries by digital scanning and copying devices.

The European Central Bank, which is responsible for monetary...
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