Parabit scores a major victory against Synergistics in patent infringement case

Markman Claim Construction gives Parabit a favorable ruling from the court against Synergistics, Inc., Millenium Group, Inc., Island Master Locksmith Inc., IML Security, Gregory I. Goldman, Cathy T. Goldman, Steven R. London and Marc Seidenberg.


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Bellmore, NY – On February 14, 2019, Parabit Systems, Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against named Defendants, Synergistics, Inc., Millenium Group, Inc., Island Master Locksmith Inc., IML Security, Gregory I. Goldman, Cathy T. Goldman, Steven R. London and Marc Seidenberg. In the Complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Civil Action Number 19-Civ-0888, Parabit alleges that the Defendants in the lawsuit have infringed and continue to infringe one of Parabit’s patents, specifically U.S. Patent No. 8,523,072, entitled “Card Reader Protection System.” This valuable patent protects Parabit’s pioneering development in, and relates to, card reader protection systems, in particular, devices, systems and methods for detecting card reader skimming devices. The unauthorized use, manufacture, sale, offer for sale, or importation of Defendants’ allegedly infringing products violates Parabit’s patent rights in this technology. Parabit's lawsuit therefore seeks both a permanent injunction and damages in an amount to be determined at trial.


On March 16, 2021, a Markman Claim Construction (“MCC”) Hearing was held in the U.S. District Court (An MCC Hearing is a pretrial hearing in which the judge examines the evidence presented by the parties on the correct and proper interpretation of disputed key terms and phrases of asserted patent claims). The claim construction ruling is a critical step in patent infringement cases. The proof of infringement relies upon a finding that the accused device meets all of the limitations of the patent claim as those limitations or elements of the asserted patent claim are interpreted by the Court as a matter of law.


On May 24, 2021, the Court issued its MCC ruling. In its ruling the Court adopted Parabit’s proposed constructions, while rejecting Defendants’ proposed constructions, for many of the key claim terms and phrases, bolstering Parabit’s infringement case against Defendants.


If you are concerned about infringing Parabit’s U.S. Patent No. 8,523,072 by using, manufacturing, selling, offering for sale, or importing devices that employ Parabit’s patented technology, please contact Richard Kick.


About Parabit Systems Inc. (https://parabit.com). Parabit Systems is a leading global provider of innovative security and self-service hardware and software solutions. Relentless commitment to quality has produced a rich tradition of performance excellence in public deployments, serving the company's primary markets of financial services, aviation, corporate, retail, hospitality, healthcare, government, and education. Most widely known for its Contactless NFC BLE Access Control solution for ATM lobbies and self-service banking environments, Parabit serves 5 of the World’s top 10 Banks and 14 of the top 15 US Retail Banks, as well as many more federal credit unions, domestic regional and community banks, and international financial institutions. Patented SkimGard technology, providing tamper, cable cut, physical overlay, and RFID skimmer detection, is endorsed by all federal and state police agencies.


Parabit is also committed to the community in which we work and live. We are responsible corporate citizens, committing time, resources, and financial support to local service organizations and charities, with a focus on youth development and education.


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SOURCE: Parabit Systems, Inc.


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