Expands Anti-Fraud and Counterfeiting IP Portfolio

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VerifyMe, Inc. (OTCBB:VRME), a pioneer in patented physical, cyber and biometric technology solutions that prevent identity theft, counterfeiting and fraud (“VerifyMe”), announced today that it received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for patent application U.S. 13/910,482 titled “‘Home’ Button With Integrated User Biometric Sensing and Verification System for a Mobile Device.”

“This patent is the latest addition to our portfolio of technology that enables our clients to protect their brands and their consumers,” commented Sandy Fliderman, VerifyMe’s Chief Technology Officer and co-inventor of this patent. “We also have numerous patent applications pending with USPTO, and this favorable review underscores the ingenuity of our technologies and the solutions we deliver.”

The patent covers the ability to use an optical sensor/scanner under the home button of a mobile (and other) device to verify the authenticity of the user and make available access to some or all of the contents of the device.

VerifyMe’s patents for digital solutions include 3+ factor replacements for passwords, pins and tokens. Based on sophisticated risk scoring and adaptive authentication, the VerifyMe solutions incorporate many dimensions, including biometrics such as facial, gesture, voice and fingerprint recognition.

VerifyMe’s patents for physical solutions include authentication solutions that can be verified by the end-user/consumer with no specialized equipment, in addition to multiple levels of forensic inspection.

About The Company

VerifyMe is a high-tech solutions company in the field of authenticating products and people. VerifyMe’s physical technology authenticates products, documents and currency with a suite of proprietary security inks and pigments. The company’s digital technology authenticates people by performing strong, multi-factor verification via its patented digital platform. To learn more, visit www.verifyme.com.

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