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Decision in favor of mSIGNIA in suit against InAuth moves proceedings toward trial

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mSIGNIA has announced what it calls a “milestone victory” in a patent dispute with InAuth, as the Patent Trial and Appeal Board rejected a claim by InAuth against mSIGNIA’s U.S. Patent No. 9,559,852.

The patent pertains to identifying a device such as a smartphone by the data found on it, and anticipating changes to that data, according to the announcement.

With the decision, patent enforcement action by mSIGNIA against InAuth, which is a subsidiary of American Express Company, will continue as scheduled. The suit was filed in California’s Central District on November 10, 2017, and is set for trial in February 2019. mSIGNIA is seeking damages and an injunction against American Express’ future use of the technology.

“Frictionless mobile authentication is fundamental to the future of cyber security. It is important mSIGNIA protect shareholder value and defend the market advantage our intellectual property provides our licensed customers. We look forward to our day in Court and intend to protect mSIGNIA’s patents including by seeking appropriate injunctions as necessary,” stated Paul Miller, CEO of mSIGNIA.

mSIGNIA calls the data-based authentication method “Digital Biometrics.” The company was awarded several patents in August, 2017, including the one in question.

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