Patent & Electrical Engineering Expert Witness Testifies In $13.4B SmartMetric Case

An electrical engineering and patent expert witness gave testimony in the SmartMetric, Inc. patent case against Visa, Inc. and MasterCard International. SmartMetric is seeking $13.4B in damages and royalties in the US Court of Appeals, 9th Cir.  (11-cv-7126).  SmartMetric, Inc., developed a biometric fingerprint reader that sits inside a credit card and is powered with a rechargeable lithium battery.  The expert described the credit card companies’ technology as having all six elements of SmartMetric’s EMV (Europay MasterCard Visa datacard processing) systems technology.

The expert witness  is experienced in the fields of electronics, computer hardware and software, patent infringement, and electrical engineering.

Statement of the Case: SmartMetric, Inc. vs Visa Inc. & MasterCard International

PATENT INFRINGEMENT

FILED BY SMARTMETRIC IN THE UNTED STATES FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT

On 8/29/11, Smartmetric filed suit against Defendants (A063; A065-A072), in District Court, CDCA, alleging Defendants infringe Smartmetric’s U.S. patent 6,792,464(“‘464 Patent”), “by selling, offering to sell and using contact and contact/contactless credit card system that use datacards that, when inserted into a data card reader, help to establish connection to a network.”(A063). Defendants’ documents refer to Defendants’ datacard processing systems as “EMVsystems”. “EMV system” is Defendants’ acronym for Europay MasterCard Visa datacard processing systems.(AO1881/A03451).

 

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