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SecuGen Obtains Permanent Injunction Against Suprema Distributors and OEM Partners in Patent Infringement Lawsuit

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- SecuGen Corporation, a world leading provider of fingerprint sensor technology in Silicon Valley, announced that it has obtained a permanent injunction against Suprema distributors and OEM partners that are additional defendants in SecuGen's ongoing patent infringement lawsuit against Suprema.

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California has ordered that Suprema distributors and OEM partners RBH Access Technologies, Inc. and RBH USA, Inc. are permanently prohibited from importing, offering for sale, distributing or selling within the United States products that incorporate non-licensed Suprema fingerprint sensors, including RBH-BFR-200-S, RBH-BFR-200-M, RBH-BFR-300-S, RBH-BFR-300-M, and RBH-BFR-USB.

SecuGen has alleged that optical fingerprint sensors made by Suprema Inc. and incorporated into biometric security products by Suprema and its distributors and OEM partners willfully infringe SecuGen's patent, U.S. Patent No. 6,324,020, issued in 2001. This patent covers core imaging technology that SecuGen has developed to produce optical fingerprint sensors that are used in biometric security applications, such as door locks, time & attendance, access control, and labor tracking systems.

Suprema's products accused of infringing SecuGen's patent cover a wide range of optical fingerprint biometric Access Control, Time Attendance, Embedded Module, and PC Solution products, which include but are not limited to: BioEntry Plus, BioLite Net, BioLite Solo, BioMini, BioMini Plus, BioStation, BioStation T2, D-Station, SFM 2020-OP, SFM3020-OP, SFM3030-OD, SFM3040-OC, SFM3520-OP, SFM3530-OD, SFM4020-OP, SFR300-S, SFU300, and SFU500.

Since 1998, SecuGen has made considerable investment in research and development for its core technologies and to develop, maintain, and protect its valuable patents throughout the world including the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. SecuGen's patents have been tested through previous patent litigation with two separate companies, have been submitted for reexamination before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and have survived and been strengthened by numerous invalidation attempts.

About SecuGen:

SecuGen Corporation (www.secugen.com) is the world's leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms. Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.

SecuGen(R) is a registered trademark of SecuGen Corp. in the United States and other countries.

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