SmartMetric, Inc. has announced today that both defendants, namely MasterCard Inc. and
Visa Inc., have contacted SmartMetric concerning its patent infringement
lawsuit. Both defendants have requested time to respond. By agreement
responses will be made by both credit card companies in May 2010.
SmartMetric filed on March 15th, 2010 a lawsuit against Visa Inc. and
MasterCard Inc., Case No. CV10-1864 alleging patent infringement against
the SmartMetric issued U.S. Patent No. 6,792,464.
Mr. Hendrick, the President& CEO of SmartMetric, said that MasterCard
alone admits in a press release on its corporate website that it has
issued more than 50 million cards that use a technology that SmartMetric
claims breaches its patent.