August 31, 2017

Court confirms violation of IDnow patent

We started with the development of our innovative solution in 2012 and then registered it for patent. In the summer of 2016, it became evident that the company WebID Solutions had violated the patent of IDnow with its video identification process, which had then become the subject matter of the patent infringement proceedings. Last year we initiated court proceedings before the District Court in Düsseldorf.

The District Court of Düsseldorf confirmed that our patent had indeed been violated: The Court sees it as proven that the German part of our European patent EP 2 948 891 B1 concerning the video identification procedure, which is based on a January 2013 priority, had been violated by its competitor WebID Solutions. WebID has the right of appeal against the decision by the District Court of Düsseldorf. However, following the court decision, we are entitled to stop the use of WebID Solutions’ video identification procedure which was the subject matter of the patent infringement procedure. The court ruling is already enforceable in Germany against provision of security.

Armin Bauer, co-founder and CTO of IDnow, expressed his satisfaction with the judicial confirmation of patent infringement and explained: "We are very pleased that the court's decision provides clarity in the market. It shows that our focus on innovative technologies as well as security and user-friendliness was right from the beginning."

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