JCM American Files Complaint Against MEI - Saturday 10th of December 2005

LAS VEGAS – (PRESS RELEASE)-- JCM American Corp. announced today ithas filed a complaint for patent infringement in U.S. District Court againstMars Electronics International (MEI).

The complaint alleges patent infringement on two JCM patents: U.S. Patent5,420,406 and U.S. Patent 5,372,361, by one or more of MEI's products,including the MEI Cash Flow(TM) SC Series products.

Patent '406, issued in May 1995, is directed to a bill validator with anintegrated bar code detector. This bill validator with bar code detectorpatent is relevant to gaming devices, which include the ability to accept abar coded ticket used in "ticket-in/ticket-out" gaming machines. Patent '361was issued in December 1994 and is directed to a bill handling apparatus for agaming machine having a bill stacker with a removable pusher.

JCM has never licensed or authorized MEI to make, use, sell, offer forsale, import or export any of the inventions embodied in either patent.

JCM Vice President of Gaming Solutions Tom Nieman said, "The gamingindustry has extended its vote of confidence in JCM by making it the preferredbill validator company for the past 12 years. We have an obligation to ourstakeholders to defend our technology and assert these patents if we desire tomaintain that vote of confidence."

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