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General Patent and Acticon Technologies Settle Patent Infringement Suit with National Instruments

Suffern, NY - May 9, 2002 - General Patent Corporation (GPC) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Acticon Technologies LLC (Acticon), have recently settled its lawsuit with National Instruments Corporation of Austin, TX (NASDAQ: NATI) regarding two of the "smart connector" patents owned by Acticon.

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Acticon Technologies Settles Patent Infringement Suit with TDK and Licenses Several Other Companies

General Patent Corporation Represented Acticon in These Transactions

SUFFERN, NY, March 7, 2002 - Acticon Technologies LLC (Acticon) has recently settled its patent infringement lawsuit with TDK Corporation of Japan (TDK), and entered into license agreements with several companies regarding its four "smart connector" patents. General Patent Corporation (GPC), an intellectual property management firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, represented Acticon in these transactions.

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General Patent Corporation Licenses Acticon Patents to Compaq and Two Other Companies

SUFFERN, NY, November 7, 2001 - Acticon Technologies LLC (Acticon) has recently entered into license agreements with several companies regarding its four "smart connector" patents, including Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE:CPQ) of Houston, TX. General Patent Corporation (GPC), an intellectual property management firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, represented Acticon in these transactions.

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GPCI Licenses Acticon Technologies' Patents to Keithley Instruments, Inc.

SUFFERN, NY, October 16, 2001 - Acticon Technologies LLC (Acticon) has entered into a license agreement with Keithley Instruments, Inc. (Keithley), a Cleveland, OH designer and manufacturer of electronic testing and measurement devices. As part of the agreement, Acticon stipulated to withdrawing its patent infringement lawsuit against Keithley, filed two weeks ago in New York. General Patent Corporation (GPC), an intellectual property management firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, represented Acticon in this transaction.

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Ositech Communications Named in Patent Lawsuit Filed by Acticon Technologies

SUFFERN, NY, August 7, 2001 - Ositech Communications, Inc., Guelph, ON Canada (Ositech), has been named in a patent infringement lawsuit by Acticon Technologies LLC (Acticon), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Patent Corporation (GPC). The suit seeks to enforce four of Acticon's patents that cover specific aspects of PC Card modems, other PCMCIA form-factor communications and IO devices, and smart connectors. The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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John Mickowski of Tymac Controls Corp. Retains GPC, Fairfield Resources to Manage His Intellectual Property

SUFFERN, NY, June 29, 2001 - General Patent Corporation (GPC), headquartered in Suffern, New York, and Fairfield Resources International, Inc. (FRI), headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, both leading intellectual property (IP) management firms, have been retained by John Mickowski of Tymac Controls Corporation, Franklin, New Jersey, as its exclusive IP management team.

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GPC, Fairfield Resources International Form Strategic Alliance

SUFFERN, NY, May 10, 2001 - Two premier intellectual property (IP) strategy and management firms, General Patent Corporation (GPC) headquartered in Suffern, New York and Fairfield Resources International, Inc. (FRI) of Stamford, Connecticut, have joined forces in a strategic alliance.

"Fairfield Resources International, headed by the well-known IP licensing pioneer Emmett Murtha, is one of the finest and most reputable IP strategy firms in the world," said Alexander Poltorak, Chairman and CEO of GPC.

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GPC Licenses Acticon Patents to D-Link, Several Other Companies

SUFFERN, NY, April 26, 2001 - Acticon Technologies LLC (Acticon) has entered into a license agreement with D-Link Systems, Inc., an Irvine, CA vendor of PC card modems and LAN adaptors, and several other companies. General Patent Corporation (GPC), an intellectual property management firm headquartered in Suffern, New York, represented Acticon in these transactions.

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Creative Labs Named in Patent Lawsuit Filed by Acticon Technologies

SUFFERN, NY, April 20, 2001 - Creative Labs, Inc., Milpitas, California, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Creative Technology, Ltd. (Nasdaq: CREAF), has been named in a patent infringement law suit by Acticon Technologies LLC (Acticon), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Patent Corporation (GPC). The suit seeks to enforce three of Acticon's patents that cover specific aspects of PC Card modems, the PCMCIA credit-card-sized modems used in notebook and laptop personal computers. The suit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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