AlpVision SA has obtained a new patent protecting the Fingerprint technology in Hong Kong. The patent, ID 09102325.3, is accessible online at the Hong Kong patent office using publication number 1122887. This patent is based on the earlier European filing titled â€œMeans for using microstructure of materials surface as a unique identifierâ€. The European patent has a priority date of 2005, which makes it one of the very first patented authentication technologies based on the Fingerprint approach. This technology is used worldwide by AlpVision for authenticating plastic and metallic components with a simple smartphone and without altering the protected product in any manner. The new patent reinforces our IP position on the Asian market and will be useful for the activities of our new office in Shanghai.