“A Pennsylvania prison beat an infringement lawsuit over a patent on technology used to scan prisoner’s mail, convincing a federal judge the patent covers an idea not eligible for protection.

Smart Communications IP Holdings’ U.S. Patent No. 10,291,617 covers a system for scanning incoming mail and electronically distributing it to inmates. The company sued York County, Pa., and the York County Prison over the use of a purportedly infringing system.”

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox was mentioned as York County’s representation in the article “Pennsylvania Prison Beats Patent Suit Over Scanning Inmate Mail,” published by Bloomberg Law. The team included Directors Uma N. Everett, Michael D. Specht, Ryan C. Richardson, and William H. Milliken and Counsel Richard A. Crudo.

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