United Solutions Co., a Tallahassee, Fla.-based CUSO, has been granted a U.S. card customization patent license and dismissed from a group of defendants in a lawsuit filed in June by London-based technology vendor Serverside Group, the vendor said.
Serverside Group, a provider of design, marketing and printing services for the international card payment industry, said the license covers all card customization programs for USC’s current and future credit union customers.
USC, a CUSO owned by six North Florida credit unions, offers a variety of programs, including picture cards to its more than 85 credit union customers.
“We are delighted to have brought this matter to a close and, equally importantly, that we are now able to offer our customers reassurance that they are dealing with a card customization provider that has the necessary rights to offer the service,” USC President/CEO Jim Giacobbe said.
The June patent infringement suit targeted 15 parties, including USC, PSCU Financial Services, the Members Group and three credit unions. Serverside Group alleged the defendants “infringed upon U.S. patent right as to financial transaction card customization technology.”
“When we started Serverside Group and created the digital card customization market, we made the protection of our intellectual property one of our highest priorities and invested significant resources to this end,” Serverside Group President Adam Elgar said.
“We are delighted that United Solutions Co. has recognized our innovation in this space and will support it in any way we can in the future,” Elgar said.