A second payment card CUSO has been dismissed from the patent infringement lawsuit filed in June by London-based technology vendor Serverside Group.
Design One Creative LLC of Saginaw, Mich. has been granted a license to use Serverside Group’s U.S. card customization patents and dismissed from the suit brought against the CUSO and 14 other defendants, Serverside Group said.
Serverside Group, which provides design, marketing and printing services for the international card payment industry, gave another defendant, Tallahassee, Fla.-based card CUSO United Solutions Co., a card customization license in October, dismissing it from the suit.
The one-year-old Design One Creative, LLC, provides the web-based card customization program Picture My Card™ to credit unions and banks. Serverside Group said the card customization license covers the CUSO’s card customization programs with existing and future customers.
“We are pleased to be able to assure our current Picture My Card customers and future customers continuous service,” Gerald Hutto, president/CEO for Design One Creative LLC, said in a press release issued by Serverside Group. “With the license that we have purchased from Serverside, we can do just that.”
In its June lawsuit, Serverside Group alleged 15 parties “infringed upon U.S. patent right as to financial transaction card customization technology.” The 13 remaining parties in the suit include PSCU Financial Services, The Members Group and three credit unions.
“We are very pleased that Design One Creative LLC has agreed to a licensing agreement,” Serverside Group President Adam Elgar said. “The protection of our intellectual property is one of our highest priorities and with this in mind we will continue to devote all resources necessary to protect it.”