ActivIdentity and Intercede Settle Patent Infringement Cases
FREMONT, California, United States and LUTTERWORTH, Leicestershire, United Kingdom – March 25, 2010 – ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI), a global leader in strong authentication and credential management, and Intercede Ltd., a leading developer and supplier of identity and credential management software, today announced that they have entered into a patent license agreement on mutually acceptable terms. This patent license agreement settles the patent infringement case brought by ActivIdentity before the U.S. District Court of Northern California, and a related case brought by Intercede in the United Kingdom High Court. Details of the license agreement are confidential.
Based on this agreement, all lawsuits over the “360 patents” (ActivIdentity U.S. patent 6,575,360 and ActivIdentity patent EP [UK] 0 981 803) will be promptly dismissed, bringing an end to all patent infringement litigation between the two companies. The settlement includes a patent license agreement on mutually acceptable terms.
"We are pleased that a settlement could be reached," said Richard Parris, chairman and chief executive officer at Intercede. “This settlement ensures that Intercede’s worldwide partners and customers can continue to benefit from our leading MyID Identity and Credential Management System with confidence.”
“Based upon the mutual agreement by both parties, we feel the settlement reached is in the best interest of the credential management market, our company, and its shareholders," stated Grant Evans, chairman and chief executive offer at ActivIdentity. "Our company has a long history of developing innovative credential management solutions and our broad patent portfolio reflects our leadership position in this industry."
ActivIdentity Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTI) is a global leader in strong authentication and credential management, providing solutions to confidently establish a person’s identity when interacting digitally. For more than two decades the company’s experience has been leveraged by security-minded organizations in large scale deployments such as the U.S. Department of Defense, Nissan, and Saudi Aramco. The company’s customers have issued more than 100 million credentials, securing the holder’s digital identity. ActivIdentity is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For more information, visit www.actividentity.com.
Intercede is the producer of the MyID® Identity and Credential Management System (IDCMS). Intercede's MyID is the only IDCMS software product that enables organizations to easily and securely manage the identities of people and their associated identity credentials within a single, integrated, workflow driven platform. This includes enabling and managing: secure registration, biometric capture, application vetting and approval through to smart card personalization, issuance and management.
Intercede's MyID is being used around the world by large corporations, governments and banks to manage millions of identities for employees, citizens and customers. Notable deployments in the US include 10 Federal Agencies, a program with Lockheed Martin and two major US financial institutions. In Europe and the Middle East, Intercede's MyID is being deployed in support of government identity, health and corporate employee ID security projects. For more information visit http://www.intercede.com
ActivIdentity is a registered trademark in the United States and / or other countries. MyID is a registered trademark of Intercede Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and / or other countries.
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