Artemis Solutions Group & Microsoft Announce a Settlement in ASG's BioCert Trademark Dispute

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Artemis Solution Group (USA) and Microsoft Corporation jointly announce they have reached a confidential settlement agreement resolving a trademark infringement action filed by ASG regarding its registered trademark, BioCert®.

Artemis Solution Group (USA)(http://www.artemis-usa.com) and Microsoft Corporation jointly 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 (http://www.morrislaing.com) and Jack Baldwin (http://www.baldwinlaw.com) announce they are satisfied Microsoft has proceeded in good faith.

As part of the confidential 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 (http://www.artemis-usa.com) is a global leader in Smart Card and Biometric security solutions.

ASG's BioCert® Authenticator Toolkit (http://www.biocert.us) has been helping developers, business managers and software engineers integrate fingerprint biometric identification within their applications for well over 3 years. All functions of this applet are accomplished with a simple "drop-in" module embedded within a developers application or database.

"Traditional software development kits (SDK) incorporating biometrics require a substantial amount of programming experience at a very high level. Our BioCert toolkits are designed to allow users with very little effort to immediately integrate biometrics within their custom applications, databases and other business critical software." - Marc Potvin, BioCert Authenticator Project Manager for ASG.

The BioCert Authenticator Toolkits are designed to be used as a drop-in (.ocx) module for use with Visual Basic (VB), VB.net and Microsoft VB for Applications (MS Office). Business managers and their internal programmers will easily and efficiently be able to add biometric authentication to any Excel spreadsheet, Word document, Outlook Email Client, Access Database or any application written in VB, FoxPro, C++ or VB.net.

ASG markets a suite of fingerprint biometric products including home and business door locks, memory clip drives and fingerprint PC login software under the BioCert label and is continuing to develop new consumer applications for fingerprint biometric authentication.

Artemis Solutions Group is supporting the Unmet Needs Program through two of its subsidiaries, BioCert® and BioSaf™. For every BioCert® Guardian™ fingerprint biometric door lock sold through http://www.fingerlock.net or BioSaf™ INPRINT™ personal biometric safe sold online through http://www.biosaf.com during the term of the partnership, Artemis will donate $10 to the Unmet Needs Program.

The Unmet Needs Program sponsorship is only the latest example of Artemis' commitment to support the nation's military personnel. The Freeland, Washington based company has long been a major corporate supporter of the Fallen Heroes Fund and other programs designed to assist troops and their families.

"Our military men and women are making enormous sacrifices in the name of their fellow Americans," says James Childers - Owner of ASG. "Regardless of how we feel about the nation’s current military engagements, our troops and their families here at home deserve our utmost respect and support."

To find out more about Artemis Solutions visit http://www.artemis-usa.com. To support the Unmet Needs Program through the purchase of selected BioSaf and BioCert brand biometric security products, visit http://www.biosaf.com or http://www.fingerlock.net respectively.

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