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General Patent Corporation Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit with Casio on Behalf of Advanced Video Technologies

Monday, December 06, 2010

General Patent’s Client, Advanced Video Technologies, Had Sued Casio for Infringement of Its Full Duplex Single Chip Video Codec Patent

Suffern, NY − General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm,announced today on behalf of its client, Advanced Video Technologies LLC (AVT), that it settled patent infringement lawsuits between AVT and Casio America Inc. of Denville, N.J. and Casio Computer Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan.

Advanced Video Technologies LLC owns U.S. Patent No. 5,781,788 (the “788 Patent”) titled “Full Duplex Single Chip Video Codec.” In October of 2009, AVT filed a patent infringement lawsuit (Case No. 09-cv-5220) in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against Casio America Inc. and Casio Computer Co. Ltd. Both companies agreed to settle the lawsuit and license the ‘788 Patent, and the lawsuit was dismissed.

“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Casio America and Casio Computer over infringement of the AVT patent,” said Paul J. Lerner, GPC’s Sr. Vice President and General Counsel. “The ‘788 Patent is available for licensing on non-discriminatory terms to other manufacturers,” he added.

In addition to Casio America and Casio Computer, Pure Digital Technology, Inc. previously settled a patent infringement lawsuit brought by AVT, and Audiovox Corporation and Audiovox Electronics Corporation settled similar patent litigation brought by AVT. Electro Flip LLC of Henderson, Nev. – a company that was not the subject of litigation – voluntary licensed the ‘788 Patent.

Advanced Video Technologies LLC

Advanced Video Technologies LLC owns U.S. Patent No. 5,781,788 for “Full Duplex Single Chip Video Codec.” AVT is a portfolio company of an idea incubator operated by IP Holdings LLC and is managed by General Patent Corporation. For licensing terms and conditions for the ‘788 Patent, contact Kathlene Ingham, GPC’s Director of Licensing, at (845) 368-4000 x107 or email For more information about Advanced Video Technologies LLC visit

About General Patent Corporation

General Patent Corporation, headquartered in Suffern, N.Y., is a leading intellectual property boutique focusing on patent licensing and enforcement. GPC represents patent owners in patent enforcement and assertive licensing on a contingency basis. General Patent also provides IP valuation, IP strategy and technology transferservices. GPC is the oldest patent enforcement firm in the U.S., and is the managing member of Advanced Video Technologies LLC. For more information, visit

About IP Holdings LLC

IP Holdings LLC, an affiliate of General Patent Corporation, is an IP-centric merchant banking organization. IP Holdings provides IP-related financial services, IP brokerage services, and operates an idea incubator. IP Holdings LLC is a member of Advanced Video Technologies LLC. For more information on IP Holdings, visit

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