Artifex Software Reaches Settlement With BigTinCan Over SmartOffice Mobile App Usage

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The California software maker reached settlement over use of technology for leading mobile MS Office document app.

Put the power to view, edit, save, share, print and present MS Office documents at your finger tips.

SmartOffice Mobile Office Productivity Suite puts the power to view, edit, save, share, print and present MS Office documents at your finger tips.

“Intellectual property rights are the heart and soul of technology and software companies, and Artifex has always vigorously defended that position. We are pleased to have reached this settlement that reinforces this point."

Artifex Software Inc., developer of leading mobile MS Office app for iOS and Android, SmartOffice, announced that it has settled its lawsuit with BigTinCan Holdings Pty. Ltd over appropriate use of SmartOffice technology and brand. The case (number 5:2014-cv-05415) was filed in United States District Court, Northern District of California. Terms of the settlement remain confidential. 

SmartOffice, acquired by Artifex Software in early 2014, is a mobile MS Office document productivity suite that enables people to view, edit, create, share, present and print Microsoft Office documents (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) on their mobile devices. Available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play and through leading Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing (EFSS), Mobile Device Management (MDM), and Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) platform companies, SmartOffice works on the leading mobile platforms, smartphones and tablets. With over 350 million downloads, the SmartOffice app’s high quality document representation and small file size make it a perfect fit for today’s growing mobile workforce.

“Intellectual property rights are the heart and soul of technology and software companies, and Artifex has always vigorously defended that position,” said Miles Jones, President of Artifex Software. “We are pleased to have reached this settlement that reinforces this point, and we look forward to focusing on what we do best – making great software that addresses our customers’ needs and providing outstanding customer service.”

SmartOffice
SmartOffice by Artifex is a leading Mobile Office Document Productivity Suite that puts the power to view, edit, create, print, share and convert documents to PDF at your fingertips. Covering all major document formats (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, plain text and major image file formats) on all mobile devices and a variety of operating systems, SmartOffice increases mobile productivity while delivering the best conformance with Microsoft Office document standards in the market today. SmartOffice is available for iOS and Android mobile devices can be downloaded from major app stores (iTunes, Google Play, Amazon) and is also available on a variety of leading Enterprise File Synchronization and Sharing, Mobile Device Management and Enterprise Mobile Management platforms. For more information, please visit our web site at smartoffice.artifex.com.

Artifex Software
Artifex Software is a trusted partner and provider of core technologies for document handling and management. For over 20 years, we have provided premiere software products to top level global customers.  The list of global customers/partners who depend on Artifex technology comprises a who’s who in technology products and services, including HP, EMC, Kyocera, Ricoh, Adobe, IBM, Intel, Xerox, Google, Morgan Stanley, Ernst & Young, Dropbox, BlackBerry, Siemens, LG Electronics and many more. Our major product offerings include SmartOffice (mobile document productivity suite for viewing, editing, creating and printing MS Office documents and related files), Ghostscript (PDL Interpreter that is an industry leader in PDF, PostScript, PCL, and XPS rendering and conversion) and MuPDF (lightweight PDF and XPS interpreter that offers all the interactive features for PDF). Artifex is headquartered in San Rafael, CA, with offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.artifex.com.

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