Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported):  March 20, 2014


Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)


(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)


000-28685   65-0393635
(Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


101 West Renner Road, Suite 300

Richardson, Texas

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


(972) 437-5200

(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


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Section 8 – Other Events


Item 8.01. Other Events


Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) has settled the patent infringement claim that the Company initiated in federal court against Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (“Samsung”). This matter has previously been disclosed under the heading “Legal Proceedings” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 (the “2012 10-K”).


Pursuant to the confidential settlement agreement, the Company has granted to Samsung a non-exclusive, fully paid-up license under the two patents (referenced in the 2012 10-K as the “Patents-in-Suit”) which were the subject of this litigation, together with any continuation patents of the Patents-in-Suit and any other patents with the same priority claim as the Patents-in-Suit.










Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



  Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.
Dated: March 21, 2014  By: /s/ Richard Wade
    Richard Wade
    President and Chief Executive Officer