SOURCE: MorphoTrak


June 16, 2016 15:09 ET

Safran Announces Complete Dismissal of Patent Infringement Suit by Komodo

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwired - June 16, 2016) - A patent infringement lawsuit filed by Morpho Komodo, LLC (hereafter "Komodo"; no relation to any Safran companies) against MorphoTrak, LLC and other Safran U.S. subsidiaries has been dismissed with prejudice, affirming the company's pioneering leadership in the field of biometric technologies.

Komodo voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit that it filed in 2015 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. No money or any other consideration was paid to Komodo. In this case, MorphoTrak aggressively filed a Motion to Transfer Venue of the case to the Central District of California and sought leave to file a Motion for Summary Judgment. MorphoTrak went on to serve Komodo's attorneys with a Rule 11 Sanctions Motion for the recovery of costs and attorneys' fees for frivolous pleading, after which Komodo agreed to dismiss the case. MorphoTrak was represented in the matter by Armstrong Teasdale, LLP.

"Companies whose business models are nothing more than suing successful companies to get a quick payday settlement from a baseless lawsuit will not find the Safran group to be an easy mark," said Yves Charvin, General Counsel of Safran Identity & Security. "Not only will we vigorously defend these companies' lawsuits, we will hold plaintiffs' attorneys accountable for their baseless pleadings."

MorphoTrak and Safran Identity & Security, part of Safran's security business, have been developing and delivering biometric solutions to domestic U.S. and international government and commercial customers for over four decades, and have significant and extensive patent portfolios in these fields. Safran Identity & Security and MorphoTrak's technologies are continually recognized for superior accuracy and performance as demonstrated by the independent reports issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defense and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 70,000 employees and generated sales of 17.4 billion euros in 2015. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index, as well as the Euro Stoxx 50 European index. Safran Identity & Security is a global leader in identity and security solutions, deploying systems in more than 100 countries. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics, the company develops innovative technologies for the public and private sectors, including identity management, secure transactions and public security solutions. MorphoTrak, a U.S. subsidiary company of Safran Identity & Security, provides multimodal biometric identity and security solutions to a broad array of markets including law enforcement, government services, border control, time and attendance solutions, and commercial security. Built upon 40-plus years of industry leadership and committed to serve over 1,000 federal, state and local government agencies and commercial enterprises, MorphoTrak strives to achieve excellence in delivering mission-critical biometric identification solutions to help make the world a safer place.

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