Microsoft and Artemis Solutions Group Reach Trademark Settlement

REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 19, 2005 — Microsoft Corporation and Artemis Solutions Group (USA) ( announce they have reached a confidential settlement agreement resolving a trademark infringement action filed by ASG regarding its registered trademark, BioCert®. ASG’s intellectual property lawyers, Ken M. Peterson ( and Jack Baldwin ( announce they are satisfied Microsoft has proceeded in good faith. As part of the settlement, ASG will retain its trademark rights and will dismiss its action against Microsoft.

“Artemis is a key player in the biometric security field,” said David Harnett, of Microsoft. “As an intellectual property company, we respect the IP rights of others and are pleased to resolve this matter amicably.”

Artemis Solutions Group ( is a global leader in Smart Card and Biometric security solutions.

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