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Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Pompano Beach, Florida, Company, PedMed Express, Inc. Settled

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PetMed Express, Inc. and Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing, L.P. Settle Patent Lawsuit and Enter Into License Agreement

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ — PetMed Express, Inc., headquartered in Pompano Beach, Florida, and Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing, L.P., headquartered in Los Angeles, announced today the settlement of patent litigation between the parties and that, as part of the settlement, PetMed Express, Inc. has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum for a nonexclusive license under a comprehensive portfolio of patents that Katz owns relating to interactive voice applications.

The patents held by Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing, L.P. cover a wide range of interactive technology including automated forms of: customer service, securities trading, prescription refill services, merchandising, prepaid services, telephone conferences, registration, home shopping, as well as functions involved in securing information from databases by telephone, interactive cable transactions, and various other uses of toll free and local numbers.


Ronald A. Katz stated, "We welcome PetMed Express, Inc. to the large group of leading companies who have purchased license rights under this portfolio."


There are over 150 companies with license rights under this portfolio,including over 15 energy and utility companies. Companies in other
industries with license rights under this portfolio include: Advanta Corp.,
American Century, American Express, Ameritrade Holding Corporation,
Automatic Data Processing, Inc., AT&T Corp., Bank of America Corporation,
BB&T Corporation, Capital One Services Inc., Cellco Partnership d/b/a
Verizon Wireless, Certegy Inc., Dell Inc., Delta Air Lines, Inc., Edward D.
Jones & Co., L.P., Equifax Inc., Excel Communications Inc., First Data
Corporation, First National Bank of Omaha, First Tennessee National
Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Company, Home Shopping Network Inc., Household
International, Inc., HSBC Bank USA, International Business Machines (IBM),
KeyCorp, MCI Inc., Mediacom Communications Corporation, Mellon Financial
Corporation, Merck & Co., Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., Metris Companies Inc.,
Microsoft, MoneyGram Payment Systems Inc., Nationwide, OppenheimerFunds,
Inc., People’s Bank, Principal Financial Group, Inc., Prudential Financial,
Inc., QVC, Inc., Sears, Roebuck and Co., Shop At Home, Inc., Sprint
Corporation, SouthTrust Bank, Sunoco, Inc., Synovus, The Gallup
Organization, T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., The Vanguard Group, Inc.,
Verizon California Inc. and its affiliates, Wachovia Corporation, and Wells
Fargo & Company.
    Mr. Katz is the named inventor on a large number of patents primarily
in the fields of telecommunications and computing. He also formed
Telecredit, Inc., the nation’s first on-line real time credit and check
cashing authorization system, and was awarded a patent as co-inventor of
that technology.
    Founded in 1996, PetMed Express is America’s Largest Pet Pharmacy,
delivering prescription and non-prescription pet medications and other
health products for dogs, cats, and horses at competitive prices direct to
the consumer through its 1-800-PetMeds toll free number and on the Internet
through its website at http://www.1800petmeds.com.

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