ROCHESTER, NY – September 10, 2008 – Pictometry International Corp., a leading provider of geo-referenced aerial image libraries whose patented and proprietary technology is used globally to capture oblique image libraries, announces that a declaratory action filed by GEOSPAN Corporation against Pictometry earlier this year has been dismissed by the U.S. District Court of Minnesota.
Citing a lack of subject matter jurisdiction, the District Court’s decision to dismiss GEOSPAN’s claim was among the first judgment of its kind to reference lowered declaratory judgment standards as defined recently by the U.S. Supreme Court.
“Pictometry is always proud and prepared to defend our proprietary technology,” said Pictometry President and CEO Richard Kaplan, adding, “in this case, we were especially steadfast in our belief that the court would make a meritorious decision in our favor once the facts were presented.”
GEOSPAN filed the declaratory action earlier this year following a business inquiry by Pictometry into GEOSPAN’s technology and its relation to Pictometry’s patent.
“Our inquiry was met with a surprisingly adversarial reaction, despite the fact that our patent considerably pre-dates theirs,” said Kaplan. “We are pleased that the judge’s dismissal of these unwarranted claims is consistent with our company’s position.”
Pictometry International Corp. is a leading provider of geo-referenced, aerial image libraries and related software. Pictometry has captured over 50 million digital aerial images in over 600 counties in the United States covering over 70 percent of the United States population. Using its proprietary imaging process, Pictometry® captures geo-referenced, high-resolution oblique (at an angle, producing a 3-D like view) and orthogonal (straight down) Intelligent Images®, within which structures and land features can be measured. Pictometry customizes and markets these technologies for government and commercial applications, offering non-traditional software solutions to aerial imaging needs. Pictometry’s imagery and software enables users to “See Everywhere, Measure Anything, Plan Everything”® using a patented digital information system. Pictometry has its headquarters in Rochester , NY and an office in Europe . Pictometry is a second order visualization tool that does not produce authoritative or definitive information (surveying) from its digital, aerial images. For more information on Pictometry, visit www.pictometry.com.
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