United States Patent and Trademark Office Denies CPI’s Challenge to EMV Payment Card Patents Held by Gemalto

AUSTIN, Texas--()--Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has denied CPI challenges to the validity of several claims of Gemalto’s U.S. Patent No. 5,944,833, widely used in protecting contact and contactless EMV chip card security. Gemalto’s patents describe fundamental measures used in EMV cards around the world to prevent security breaches and card cloning.

Gemalto asserted this patent as well as U.S. Patent No. 6,786,418 against CPI Card Group Inc. in lawsuits filed in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. The court put the case on hold while the USPTO completed its analysis. On November 10, the USPTO denied CPI’s challenge to the validity of a number of Gemalto’s patent claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,944,833, which can allow the case to resume.

I am pleased that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office decided in favor of Gemalto after a thorough examination,” said Bertrand Knopf, Senior Vice President of Secure Transactions for North America at Gemalto. “Gemalto expects that its competitors respect Gemalto patents.”

At Gemalto, we hold 4,300 patents and patent applications in our intellectual property portfolio, representing about 1,200 patent families. These innovations are at the center of our digital security solutions and services used by billions of consumers every day, and we rightfully will continue to protect them.

About Gemalto

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2015 annual revenues of €3.1 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

Our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

Our 14,000+ employees operate out of 118 offices, 45 personalization and data centers, and 27 research and software development centers located in 49 countries.

For more information visit www.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

Contacts

Gemalto
Philippe Benitez
North America
+1-512-257-3869
philippe.benitez@gemalto.com

Release Summary

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has denied CPI challenges to validity of several claims of Gemalto’s U.S. Patent No. 5,944,833, widely used in protecting EMV chip card security.

Contacts

Gemalto
Philippe Benitez
North America
+1-512-257-3869
philippe.benitez@gemalto.com