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Diebold Faces Patent Suit In Voting Machine Spat

Law360 (June 28, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Diebold Election Systems is facing a patent infringement battle with rival Avante International Technology Corp. over voting machines that gained notoriety in the last presidential campaign.

On Tuesday, Avante accused Diebold, along with industry competitors Sequoia Voting Systems and Election Systems & Software, of violating its patented voting machine methodology.

“Diebold, Sequoia, and ES&S continue to conduct business in this business and infringe, contribute to the infringement of and/or actively induce others to infringe Avante’s patents,” charged the complaint, filed in the U.S. District for the...
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