NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Diebold Nixdorf today announced the initial determination of the International Trade Commission, in which the Administrative Law Judge recommends an exclusion order barring the importation of Nautilus Hyosung deposit automation-enabled automated teller machines (ATMs) and modules. The decision, which finds that Hyosung infringes two Diebold patents and rejects Hyosung's claim that the patents are invalid, vindicates Diebold's concern that Hyosung is infringing Diebold's intellectual property rights.
The patents found to infringe relate to technology allowing the ATM to read the magnetic ink data on a check submitted for deposit, and on structures that make service and maintenance of ATMs simpler and more efficient. Regarding the possibility of Hyosung designing around the magnetic ink patent, Jonathan Leiken, Diebold Nixdorf senior vice president and chief legal officer said, "The only way Nautilus Hyosung can avoid infringing the patent is to rely on optical reading functionality that decreases check reading accuracy and substantially increases the risk of fraud." The initial determination found that Hyosung does not infringe a third patent, but the products accused of infringing that patent are the same products as are found to infringe the magnetic-ink patent. Accordingly, the decision on the third patent does not affect the scope of the exclusion order that the Administrative Law Judge has recommended.