Staples Latest To Settle Acacia Unit's Card Patent Suit

Law360, New York (January 3, 2014, 5:10 PM EST) -- Patent-licensing company Acacia Research Corp. said Friday that one of its subsidiaries has settled a patent lawsuit against Staples Inc. over technology related to the printing of emailed greeting cards.

According to a statement by Acacia, its Express Card Systems LLC unit had entered a settlement and patent license agreement with Staples, resolving a suit in the Eastern District of Texas that was filed last year. Several other defendants have previously settled with Express Card.

The suit claimed that Staples' Copy & Print custom printing service...
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