HID Global and Omni-ID Announce Resolution of Patent Dispute

AUSTIN, Texas, November 5, 2015HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced that, under the terms of a confidential settlement, the patent infringement litigation that Omni-ID had initiated against certain HID Global products has been amicably resolved. HID Global will continue to manufacture and sell its complete range of RFID products, including UHF on-metal tags, in the U.S. and around the world, and HID Global now enjoys a worldwide license to the applicable patents. 

“Notwithstanding the differing legal positions of the parties, we are satisfied with the business resolution reached with Omni-ID,” said Marc Bielmann, Vice President of Identification Technologies with HID Global. “With this resolution, HID Global will be able to continue to expand its UHF products range without limitation for the benefit of its customers.”

“As a holder of patents relating to certain on-metal/near liquid RFID technologies, Omni-ID is pleased to provide access to our foundational technologies to the market,” said George E. Daddis, Jr. PhD, CEO of Omni-ID.  “Our goal is to drive the enablement of RFID into our core Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market and open the doors to driving further global adoption overall – this agreement represents another step in that direction.”

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About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for innovative products, services, solutions, and know-how related to the creation, management, and use of secure identities for millions of customers around the world. The company’s served markets include physical and logical access control, including strong authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; highly secure government and citizen ID; and identification RFID technologies used in animal ID and industry and logistics applications. The company’s primary brands include ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, Quantum Secure, and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2,200 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. For more information, visit http://www.hidglobal.com

About Omni-ID
Based in Rochester, NY, Omni-ID has developed original, patented technologies for on-metal and visual tagging to enable a broad range of applications to improve asset tracking, supply chain management and work-in-process. Omni-ID is the leading supplier of RFID tags and visual tagging systems for Manufacturing & Logistics, Energy, IT Assets and Tool Tracking. Omni-ID’s versatile family of products provides a complete range of tags and auto-ID solutions for tracking and identification challenges, with unprecedented accuracy, in any environment. For more information, visit www.omni-id.com.

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