Softpro Awarded Patent by United States Patent Office (USPTO)

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Softpro was recently awarded US Patent 8,090,161 for its “Systems and method for signature verification."

Our ongoing commitment to highly trustworthy IT solutions is one of the many reasons why 12 out of the 25 leading banks worldwide put their trust in Softpro...

The Softpro Group, world market leader in signature management systems, was recently awarded US Patent 8,090,161 for its “Systems and method for signature verification”.

The patent is held by Softpro Scientist Dr. Christiane Kaplan, who is responsible for the components for dynamic signature verification in the products and solutions of the Softpro Group for more than twelve years now. Providing a reliable way to verify electronic signatures is one of the most crucial aspects for Softpro’s fast growing E-Signing business as it is the trust building foundation for various forms of signing without paper.

The patent addresses methods which can be used to verify dynamic aspects signatures captured on different devices. Among the aspects covered are attempts for spatial measurements, measurements over time, and frequency. These measurements can be of points on a signature, but they can also be pressure, velocity, and acceleration, to name just a few. These different aspects can then be analyzed using, for example, time series, and spectral similarities based on wavelet-transformations. In another embodiment, these analysis systems and methods can be applied to written signatures as well as dynamic written signatures. In addition to this patent, Softpro holds one for the static verification of verification of signature images which was acquired from IBM several years ago.

"Signatures are our passion, so we highly appreciate the granting of this patent as it is another corner store to be recognized as the leading Signature Professionals in the world." said Heinz Reschke, Chief Executive Officer of the Softpro Group. "I am very happy for our team as this has been an outstanding achievement which makes us very proud. It is a reconfirmation for our existing customers and partners that they have decided to put their trust in state-of-the-art technology. Softpro continues to invest significant resources in research and development. Our ongoing commitment to highly trustworthy IT solutions is one of the many reasons why 12 out of 25 of the leading banks worldwide put their trust in Softpro and we are now able to serve customers in more than 30 countries."

Learn more about Softpro's e-signature products.

About the Softpro Group
The Softpro Group is a world leader in developing and marketing products and solutions for the digital capture, management and verification of signatures. Softpro's fastest growing line of business is its E-Signing solutions. Softpro produces E-Signing software that ranges from Software Developer Kits to a complete platform for Web-based signing. The products are compatible with a wide range of devices for signature capture - including basic pen pads, Tablet PCs as well as Apple iPad and slate computers. E-Signing solutions have proven to lower costs, accelerate business processes, eliminate errors, and protect documents against manipulation. E-Signing with Softpro is environmentally friendly and thus supports Green initiatives and corporate social responsibility programs.
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