JCM Global

November 11, 2009 11:00 ET

JCM Global Wins Judge's Ruling and Permanent Injunction in Case Against MEI

Judge Upholds Jury's $11.4 Million Patent Infringement Ruling, Awards $845,000 in Interest; Court Denies All MEI Post-Trial Motions

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - November 11, 2009) - A U.S. District Court judge has upheld a Las Vegas jury's January 2009 verdict that validated JCM Global's claim of patent infringement by MEI's CashFlow® SC Series. In his ruling, the judge awarded JCM $845,000 in interest on the $11.4 million jury award, issued a permanent injunction against MEI and denied all four post-trial motions put forward by MEI.

The subject of JCM's infringement claim surrounded JCM's innovative, removable stacker mechanism, detailed in U.S. Patent #5,372,361, and the jury found MEI infringed in four separate claims, awarding in excess of $11.4 million in damages.

Additionally, the court issued a permanent injunction against sales of MEI products that deploy the design found to infringe in the Nevada litigation. Under the court order, MEI is enjoined from "making, using, selling or offering to sell, or importing into the United States, the CashFlow SC Series products with a removable pusher that were found by the jury to infringe upon the '361 Patent."

Further, the court permanently enjoined MEI from "making, using, selling or offering to sell, or importing into the United States, any CashFlow SC Series product that includes a removable pusher that is insubstantially different from the design of the CashFlow SC Series products found to infringe upon the '361 Patent."

"We are very pleased with the judge's ruling. We have clearly shown that our patented innovations are ours alone, and we have also clearly shown that we will act aggressively in defense of our patents," said JCM Global President/CEO Akiyoshi Isoi. "As I stated in January when the jury ruled in our favor, our patented, innovative design has been a tremendous benefit to our customers, and we are proud that our engineering efforts have been vindicated."

JCM Global is the automated transactions solutions provider trusted by operators and manufacturers alike. Its global offices provide top-level sales, engineering and service for the world's best systems solutions for the banking, gaming, kiosk and retail industries. JCM Global sets standards with products such as the Universal Bill Acceptor (UBA®), Intelligent Cash Box (ICB®) the Vega™ bill validator, and the new iVIZION™ bill validator. For more information, visit

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