Card Activation Technologies Announces More Debit Card Patent Suits

patentToday, Card Activation Technologies announced the filing (or imminent filing) of more patent suits against retailers. The details of the filings are not yet available on the Federal District Court system, PACER, but a quick check shows that Card Activation Technologies is quite active in filing suits against retailers.
Here’s how Card Activation Technologies announced the filings:

Chicago, IL. (November 3, 2009) – Card Activation Technologies (OTC BB: CDVT), owners of a patented point-of-sale technology for the activation and processing of transactions related to debit styled cards, which include gift cards, phone cards and other stored value cards, today announces that up to 45 retailers and infringers will be sued immediately. .
Mr. Robert H. Kite, President of Card Activation, stated “with the addition of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, teaming up with Orum & Roth, our legal team now has the size and strength to dramatically expand its ability to defend our patent and negotiate restitution from those retailers violating our companies patent.”

It appears that the patent at issue in the suits is U.S. Patent No. 6,032,859 which is titled: “Method for processing debit purchase transactions using a counter-top terminal system”. For the most part, the companies that are being sued appear to be large retailers who offer or operate prepaid gift card programs.

Card Activation Technologies has its hands full, with at least 10 active litigations (many filed in 2009).

Here is a list, current as of today, of all the suits filed by Card Activation Technologies (or, in some situations, against Card Activation Technologies for declaratory relief actions). Note that you need a PACER account (subscription required) to view the complaints or related documents.

Name Court Case No. Filed NOS Closed
1 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES INC ilndce 1:2007cv01230 03/02/2007 830
Card Activation Technologies Inc v. Barnes & Noble Inc et al
2 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES INC ilndce 1:2007cv01230 03/02/2007 830
Card Activation Technologies Inc v. Barnes & Noble Inc et al
3 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES INC. dedce 1:2009cv00495 07/08/2009 830
Stored Value Solutions Inc. v. Card Activation Technologies Inc.
4 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2009cv00403 01/21/2009 830
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Barneys New York, Inc.
5 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2009cv00403 01/21/2009 830
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Barneys New York, Inc.
6 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2009cv00404 01/21/2009 830 08/03/2009
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
7 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2009cv00404 01/21/2009 830 08/03/2009
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.
8 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2009cv00405 01/21/2009 830 03/23/2009
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Casual Male Retail Group, Inc.
9 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2009cv00406 01/21/2009 830
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Bebe Stores, Inc.
10 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2009cv00407 01/21/2009 830 06/30/2009
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Whole Foods Market, Inc.
11 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2009cv02020 04/01/2009 830
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Toys “R” Us, Inc.
12 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2009cv02021 04/01/2009 830 09/14/2009
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Pier 1 Imports, Inc.
13 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2007cv02409 05/01/2007 830 01/06/2009
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. OfficeMax Incorporated
14 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2007cv02409 05/01/2007 830 01/06/2009
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. OfficeMax Incorporated
15 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2009cv03199 05/28/2009 830
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Chico’s, Inc.
16 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2009cv03199 05/28/2009 830
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Chico’s, Inc.
17 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2009cv03200 05/28/2009 830
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Big Lots, Inc.
18 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2009cv03200 05/28/2009 830
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Big Lots, Inc.
19 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2009cv03201 05/28/2009 830
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation
20 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2009cv03202 05/28/2009 830
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Collective Brands, Inc.
21 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2006cv05578 10/13/2006 830 09/29/2009
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. McDonald’s Corporation et al
22 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2006cv05578 10/13/2006 830 09/29/2009
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. McDonald’s Corporation et al
23 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2007cv06289 11/06/2007 830 11/13/2008
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. The TJX Companies, Inc.
24 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2007cv06289 11/06/2007 830 11/13/2008
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. The TJX Companies, Inc.
25 CARD ACTIVATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC. ilndce 1:2006cv06485 11/28/2006 830 02/04/2009
Card Activation Technologies, Inc. v. Sears Holding Corporation

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