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EID Passport sues Intellicheck Mobilisa over unfair competition

EID Passport : 03 December, 2009  (Company News)
Acquisition of key supplier in driving licence verification technology alleged by Eid Passport as being unfair competition on the part of Intellicheck Mobilisa
Eid Passport has filed a suit against Intellicheck Mobilisa, alleging anticompetitive and predatory conduct in the US military market in violation of federal and state antitrust laws.

The federal court lawsuit accuses Intellicheck Mobilisa of attempting to unlawfully monopolise the market for electronically validating state-issued driving licences of visitors who present such identification for entry at access control points at secure military installations and facilities in the US.

According to Eid Passport's complaint, Intellicheck Mobilisa's unlawful activities included its purchase of its leading competitor for specialized software for the driving licence validation market - and a key supplier of Eid Passport - with the purpose of cutting off Eid Passport's access to the software. Intellicheck Mobilisa notified Eid Passport it was cancelling the software company's licence agreement with Eid Passport a mere one day after publicly announcing its acquisition of the software company, Positive Access Corporation, on September 1st, 2009.

The suit, filed in US District Court in Portland, Oregon, also alleges that Intellicheck Mobilisa acquired Positive Access with the purpose of silencing Positive Access from asserting its claims of prior art over Intellicheck Mobilisa's patents.

"In this era of heightened security requirements at US military facilities, we believe it is unconscionable for a company to try to squeeze legitimate competitors like Eid Passport out of a market that is intended to protect our armed forces, their families, and the hard-working men and women who work on their bases. That is why we felt we had no choice but to file this antitrust lawsuit against Intellicheck Mobilisa," explained company CEO Steve Larson. "We must be allowed to fairly compete in this very important marketplace."

The action involves Eid Passport's RAPID-RCx Program, a recent entrant to the driving licence validation market at US military installations, and an older product that Intellicheck Mobilisa has sold to the US military.

The lawsuit does not involve or affect Eid Passport's separate RAPIDGate Program, a vendor identity authentication and physical access control solution adopted widely at US Army, Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security, and NASA installations and facilities.
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