Extensis has won an important patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office that covers its Font Sense technology.

This cross-platform technology offers a means to identify and match exact versions of fonts, and has been awarded patent number 7,197,706 ("Method and System for Ensuring Accurate Font Matching in Documents").

The technology allows for true font identification in Illustrator, InDesign and QuarkXPress documents and is employed within Extensis’ own font management solutions including Suitcase Fusion, Suitcase for Windows and Font Reserve Server.

Martin Stein, vice president of corporate solutions for Extensis explains: “Font Sense will fingerprint fonts using multiple criteria such as font type, foundry and version to ensure exact font version matching and auto-activation, thus preventing potential font conflicts and silent font substitutions from occurring.”