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Atrua brings Authentec to court for patent violation

Posted: 28 May 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Atrua Authentec countersuit? infringement patent? touch control fingerprint?

Atrua Technologies Inc., a provider of fingerprint touch control solutions for mobile phones, has filed a countersuit against Authentec for infringement of Atrua's patented technology and illegal interference with Atrua's business.

"In addition to conducting our own thorough review of Authentec's allegations against us, legal counsel and customers have now carefully reviewed the asserted patents and concluded that there is no merit to Authentec's suit," said Anthony Gioeli, CEO of Atrua. "In the midst of this review, however, it became apparent that Authentec's fingerprint solutions violate a key patent of Atrua's. To protect our patented technology, we filed a countersuit against Authentec to stop its infringement of our patent."

With a portfolio of over 40 pending or granted patents, Atrua has developed a novel, open-standards-based approach to fingerprint sensing that accurately recognizes fingerprints across a broad range of finger types and environmental conditions, while taking less space on the phone and consuming less battery power than competitor's solutions. The company says it has 80 percent share of all new fingerprint phone design wins announced since the beginning of 2007,

"Atrua's business approach is to deliver the best possible products and services to customers through innovation and hard work. It has become evident that Authentec filed this lawsuit against us in order to interfere with Atrua's successful business activities," stated Gioeli. "We will vigorously pursue our company's interests in this matter."

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