Veritec has entered into a license with AMD, covering a portfolio of patents that apply to certain multi-dimensional bar code systems. The license to AMD resolves a patent infringement lawsuit against AMD, which was pending in the District Court for the District of Minnesota. The terms of the agreement are confidential.
VCode Holdings and Acacia's VData subsidiary has patent enforcement litigation for the multi-dimensional bar code technology pending in the District Court for the District of Minnesota against Stamps.com, Hitachi, Boston Scientific and Mitsubishi.
Multi-dimensional bar code technologies have several advantages over ordinary bar codes such as sizing, accuracy, readability, and information capacity. The data matrix can contain a variety, amount, and depth of information that would not fit on to an ordinary bar code.
VCode Holdings, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Veritec Inc., of Golden Valley, Minnesota. Veritec manufactures and sells data matrix software and systems under the VeriCode trademark.
VData LLC is an Illinois company that has an exclusive license under the patents. Together, VCode and VData are offering licenses to the patents. The '524 patent relates to a data matrix, an array of data cells with a border. The patent also concerns tools for reading and making a data matrix. The patent describes several varieties of matrix; a square array of cells permits creation of up to 248 different matrices. A data matrix has much higher information density and therefore can contain far more data than a bar code. Unlike a bar code, a data matrix does not have a preferred scanning direction, and is readable at various orientations.