Pollard Banknote victorious in patent fight over scratch-and-win tickets

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Pollard Banknote Ltd., a Winnipeg-based company that prints the tickets used by several lottery companies throughout North America, has prevailed in a Canadian patent battle over a technology used to make fraud-proof scratch-and-win instant lottery tickets.

The ‘551 patent, called Printed Document Including Bar Code Authentication System, describes a way to use special bar codes as a way to authenticate winning instant lottery tickets. SG and a predecessor company, BABN Technologies Corp., designed the bar code authentication system as a means to prevent consumer fraud.

Read the full article The Financial Post.