NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Former Ticketmaster company Paciolan has won a victory in a patent infringement lawsuit brought against them by rival ticketing company Veritix
At the heart of the lawsuit was Veritix's contention that Paciolan had infringed on their patent for Flash Seats, a method of paperless ticket delivery, a method of paperless, electronic ticket exchange aimed at the secondary market, Ticket News reported.
Veritix maintains that the use of identity verification through a credit card or drivers license is a key part of their patent and that Paciolan infringed upon their IP when they implemented a similar system, however, the court disagreed.
"Hence, the Court agrees with Defendant (Paciolan) that because the claims of the '809 Patent do not cover systems that require either paper tickets or personal identification cards to gain access to an event, they do not cover Paciolan's system," wrote U.S. District Court Judge Leonard P. Stark.
According to Ticket News, Veritix did not reveal if they had plans to appeal the decision but noted that they would actively defend their patent going forward.
Paciolan was a unit of Ticketmaster until the company was forced to sell the division to Comcast-Spectacor as a condition of their merger with Live Nation. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers
– CelebrityAccess Staff Writers