SPARTANBURG, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Integrated Biometrics, a leading biometric technology provider, stated today that it believes a recent patent infringement lawsuit filed by Crossmatch is frivolous and tactical strategy by Crossmatch to slow Integrated Biometrics’ rapid growth and presence in the biometrics market, and said that it would aggressively challenge Crossmatch’s allegations.
“We prefer to compete in the marketplace, not the courtroom,” said Stephen Thies, Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Biometrics. “We believe this lawsuit is intended to damage Integrated Biometrics even though we have been a key technology provider for Crossmatch, with a relationship that has been productive and profitable for both parties for nearly five years.”
Thies noted that FBI’s publicly available Certified Product List indicates that in 2012, the Crossmatch EF200 product was certified using the Integrated Biometrics’ Watson sensor and that in 2013, Crossmatch’s Seek Avenger was certified using the Integrated Biometrics Sherlock sensor. According to Thies, despite this close working relationship, this suit represents the first-time Crossmatch has suggested that the Integrated Biometrics sensors might infringe on existing patents.
The rapidly expanding demand for Integrated Biometrics’ fingerprint scanners includes OEM biometric solution providers serving domestic and international law enforcement, military, border control, national identity programs, financial services, and other emerging commercial markets. Integrated Biometrics employs patented cutting-edge technologies that provide lighter, faster, higher quality, and less expensive biometric fingerprint scanners.
“At a time when identity management is increasingly important, Crossmatch has chosen to spend its time and financial resources on litigation in an apparent attempt to impact our business strategy. This action is a needless distraction to Integrated Biometrics’ commitment to improving international and domestic security,” Thies said.
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Integrated Biometrics, LLC designs and manufactures FBI-certified fingerprint sensors for identity solutions serving government agencies and commercial markets worldwide. Our technology utilizes a durable, patented, light emitting sensor (LES) film which outperforms traditional prism-based devices in size, power consumption, and usability. These innovative sensors enable organizations to enroll and verify individuals within large populations for use in national ID programs, elections, social services, homeland security, law enforcement, military operations and countless commercial applications. Integrated Biometrics offers the only Appendix F FBI-certified sensors that meet the mobility requirements demanded by end users.