Intelli-Check, Inc., a developer of advanced document verification systems, announced it has received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office a notice of allowance on a patent application that significantly broadens its patent coverage for its proprietary system for authenticating identification documents.
The notice of allowance is the last step toward receiving approval for a patent. The initial grant of patent rights for this technology was provided to Intelli-Check on January 26, 1999, under U.S. Patent No. 5,864,623.
The continuation patent expands the coverage and thus the potential commercial application of Intelli-Check’s original patent, further substantiating the Company’s leadership role in the emerging document verification market. Currently, most commercial transactions that require proof of ID utilize driver licenses whose format varies from state to state. The heart of Intelli-Check’s patented technology, contained in its ID-CHECK(R) unit, is its capacity to validate the information encoded on all currently issued driver licenses and state issued or military ID cards that conform to standards of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the International Standards Organization (ISO). Frank Mandelbaum, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intelli-Check, said, “The Company will hold four issued patents if the continuation patent is formally issued, with three others pending in the United States and overseas. As a result, Intelli-Check possesses a comprehensive intellectual property portfolio which we believe will be a valuable legal tool for thwarting potential infringements on its patents. We also believe that our intellectual property portfolio makes us especially well-positioned to compete in the marketplace.”
Intelli-Check, Inc. ([http://www.intellicheck.com]) is a developer and marketer of an advanced state-of-the-art document verification system for authenticating the validity of driver licenses and ID cards used as proof of identity. Intelli-Check’s multi-purpose ID-CHECK(R) units are fully capable of increasing security and as a tool that can be used to deter terrorism at military installations, high profile buildings, airports and other sites and are also an effective tool against “identity theft,” which often is supported by fake IDs and is the fastest growing crime in the U.S. ID-CHECK(R) units enable a user to prevent economic loss from check-cashing, credit card and various other frauds utilizing fake IDs and to determine whether purchasers of age-restricted products such as alcohol and tobacco meet minimum age requirements for their sale. ID-CHECK(R), with its patented technology, analyzes and displays information encoded in magnetic stripes and barcodes found on driver licenses, military identification and other forms of state and government-issued identification from more than 50 jurisdictions.