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Utility Litigation Monthly Watchdog Report

Stay Informed and Alert!

eComp Consultants initiates the distribution of a monthly litigation alert bulletin to utility company executives and legal counsel within the energy sector of the utility industry. The bulletin, entitled Utility Litigation Alert, provides timely information on litigation activity occurring throughout the industry involving intellectual property associated with technology relating to smart grid initiatives and web-based customer interactions. It also serves as early warning as to potential risks of such litigation causing negative impacts to project initiatives.

See our Consulting Service page to learn about eComp’s Risk Assessment service which describes proactive ways to make sure your company is not infringing others’ IP rights, and to potentially avoid a lawsuit.


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eComp Consultants providing  infringement expert testimony in 3M Future Africa v. Standard Bank and MTN Mobile

Ivan Zatkovich has been retained by Stemela & Lubbe, Inc. to provide expert testimony on the case in which 3MFuture Africa alleges that the defendants have infringed on a patent it holds for a transaction authorization system named PSOCA.  The defendants are alleged to have infringed the patent rights to 3MFuture Africa’s technology invention which allows secure and fraud-proof credit card payments to remote merchants via the internet or telephone. The technology allows consumers to switch on the card before paying and the card is automatically switched off after the transaction.  Read what Mr. Zatkovich told the court concerning this case.