SOURCE: Bluebear Network International, Inc.

December 08, 2006 08:00 ET

Notice of Allowance Received From USPTO for BlueBear's Biometric, Distributed Identification System

OTTAWA, ON -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 8, 2006 -- BlueBear Networks International, Inc., (PINKSHEETS: BLBR) today announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the United Stated Patent & Trademarks Office, for a biometric distributed search and identification system: "A secure system for the verification or the identification of individuals using remote searching of facial, iris and voice biometric templates." BlueBear is entitled to use the patent exclusively for identification purposes worldwide.

The United States Patent & Trademarks Office (USPTO) accepted 9 claims resulting from the patent application which BlueBear can rely upon to protect its intellectual property. The Company's patented intellectual property is embedded in its products, LACE (Law Enforcement Against Child Exploitation) and IDLE (Integrated Digital Law Enforcement).

The patented intellectual property allows BlueBear to conduct secure, simultaneous, distributed searches of biometric (face, iris, and voice) templates and text from remote locations in linked biometric and text databases.

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Biometric information is available in police, and driver's license databases located in various cities. BlueBear distributed search and information sharing products provide law enforcement and departments administering driver's license databases the ability to link and share information securely and simultaneously in seconds. "There are millions of facial images in police and driver's ID databases that could be searched simultaneously in seconds," said Blair Bond, VP business development, BlueBear. "With the explosion of digital video, police are flooded daily with surveillance videos from crime scenes containing facial images of suspects," Bond added. "BlueBear's technology permits police to search not only their own mug shot database but also the databases of neighboring police. Since criminals travel from their own jurisdiction to other jurisdictions to commit crimes, this technology adds to the growing tools of information sharing available to law enforcement today," continued Bond.

About BlueBear Network International, Inc. BlueBear Network International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: BLBR) is a Nevada company based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. BlueBear develops and markets the world's first system LACE that automatically processes and categorizes media-evidence files from seized computer hard drives in child exploitation cases. LACE and a companion product IDLE, can search, and identify victims, suspects, & witnesses in police facial image databases located worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.bbninternational.com/.

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