Cryptography Research, Inc. and Visa, Inc. Settle Legal Dispute
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — September 23, 2008 — Cryptography Research, Inc. today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement settling its litigation against Visa, Inc. (NYSE: V), under which Visa will become a licensee of Cryptography Research’s patent portfolio covering countermeasures to Differential Power Analysis (DPA). The license fee and other settlement terms are confidential per the agreement.
“We are happy to add the world’s largest payment system to our growing list of DPA licensees,” said Paul Kocher, president and chief scientist at Cryptography Research. “Following the recent announcements of signed agreements with Infineon and Renesas, it is clear that the major players at all levels of the smart card industry are recognizing the value and importance of CRI’s DPA technology and the strength of our intellectual property in the area of tamper-resistant semiconductors.”