SOURCE: ORBID Corporation

July 03, 2008 18:06 ET

ORBID Corporation and DataLase Settle Patent Infringement Case

Legal Proceedings Against FractureCode, a Division of Filtrona PLC, Continue

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - July 3, 2008) - ORBID Corporation, Inc., a leading provider of fingerprint/Unique Identity (UID) solutions for cost-effectively and securely guaranteeing the authenticity and integrity of products, today announced they have reached a settlement agreement with DataLase, Ltd. related to patents on ORBID's 2DMI technology. As a result, ORBID is withdrawing its case against DataLase, while continuing to pursue the case against FractureCode, a division of Filtrona PLC.

In March 2008, ORBID launched legal proceedings in Germany and the Netherlands against both FractureCode Corporation and DataLase, Ltd. for patent violations (patent infringement) of its technology. FractureCode had been named for violations in both suits with DataLase being named as co-defendant in the Dutch suit for cooperating with FractureCode in the relevant technology.

"Our cooperation with FractureCode had effectively ceased some months ago, and needless to say, the ORBID Corporation lawsuit caught us by surprise," said John Mills, managing director of DataLase. "We had no idea that ORBID believed FractureCode is infringing its patents, and we are happy to reassure ORBID that we will not be working with FractureCode again."

"We applaud DataLase for making the decision to sever its relationship with FractureCode," said Tracy Currie, CEO of ORBID Corporation. "DataLase offers a phenomenal process that is ideal for Brand Protection and Anti-Diversion/Anti-Counterfeiting purposes and we invite them to work with us at the appropriate time to develop solutions based on the patented ORBID 2DMI Technology."

About ORBID Corporation:

ORBID Corporation is the leading provider of fingerprint/Unique Identity (UID) solutions for cost-effectively and securely guaranteeing the authenticity and integrity of products. ORBID's unique 2DMI (two-dimensional) mark can be applied overtly or covertly on almost any surface (rough, uneven, tiny) using common production techniques, and read with everyday technology. A growing list of companies have adopted ORBID UID solutions for handling their anti-counterfeiting, brand protection, diversion control, return fraud, regulatory compliance, and inventory control needs.

ORBID Corporation is a U.S.-based company headquartered in San Francisco, California with an office in Shannon, Ireland. More information is available at www.orbidcorp.com.

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