AlpVision had a new patent granted in the US for its Fingerprint technology. Entitled “Mean for using microstructure of materials surface as a unique identifier”, this patent covers the latest Fingerprint technology advances while building upon the unique imaging and signal processing know-how developed by Alpvision in the past 15 years. This patent addresses the detection of counterfeit and genuine products using microscopic details made in manufacturing which render the article physically unique. In practice, it means that the deployment of this solution does not require any modification to the product and adds no manufacturing cost. A simple imaging device such as a smartphone can be used for detection with lighting and resolution predetermined by the AlpVision application, without requiring any complex setup by the end user. Very few reliable solutions are available in this field and AlpVision has already acquired a robust track record with many rolled-out implementations worldwide.