Judge rules memorabilia card patents are invalid

One of the longest legal battles in the sports card industry isn’t officially over, but it took a big step toward conclusion this week when a judge declared a patent for memorabilia-based trading cards to be invalid. The decision came in a lawsuit that charged Upper Deck and Donruss with infringing the patent.

The patent holder, Adrian Gluck of California-based Media Technologies, has already announced plans to appeal the decision. The judge dismissed the patent infringement claim less than a month before the case was scheduled to go to a jury trial in which a significant financial judgment was sought by Media Technologies. Read More