Artifex and First National Title Insurance Company Reach Settlement Over MuPDF Open Source Dispute

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 20, 2018 – Artifex Software, Inc. and First National Title Insurance Company announced today a confidential agreement to settle their legal dispute. Case No. 4: 18-cv-00503-SBA, filed by Artifex in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, concerned the use of Artifex’s open source software MuPDF under the GNU Affero General Public License and the GNU General Public License. While the parties had their differences in the interpretation of the open source licenses, the companies were able to reach an amicable resolution based on their mutual respect for and recognition of copyright protection and the open source philosophy. Terms of the settlement remain confidential.

About Artifex Software, Inc.

Artifex Software is a leading provider of core technologies for document handling and management. For over 20 years, Artifex has provided premiere software products to top-level global customers. The list of global customers/partners who depend on Artifex technology include HP, EMC, Kyocera, Ricoh, Adobe, IBM, Xerox, Google, Ernst & Young, Dropbox, BlackBerry, Siemens, LG Electronics, and many more. Artifex’s major product offerings include Ghostscript (PDL Interpreter that is an industry leader in PDF, PostScript, PCL, and XPS rendering and conversion), MuPDF (lightweight PDF and XPS interpreter that offers all the interactive features for PDF), and SmartOffice (mobile document productivity suite for viewing, editing, creating and printing MS Office documents and related files). Artifex is headquartered in Novato, CA, with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia.
For more information, visit: www.artifex.com.

About First National Title Insurance Company

First National Title Insurance Company (FNTI) is a regional title insurance underwriter operating in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Florida. FNTI’s mission is to be the independent title agent’s preferred source for its underwriting needs by providing outstanding service and solutions with integrity and respect. FNTI strives to be the underwriter agents rely upon to answer all underwriting concerns, and to be your partner for all educational needs. Our goal is to be the underwriter agents count on to keep the interests of the independent title agent at the forefront of our efforts. Most importantly, we continue to work hard to become the underwriter that earns your business every day. FNTI is headquartered in Plano, TX. For more information about our company, please visit www.fnti.com.

[End]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 20, 2018 – Artifex Software, Inc. and First National Title Insurance Company announced today a confidential agreement to settle their legal dispute. Case No. 4: 18-cv-00503-SBA, filed by Artifex in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, concerned the use of Artifex’s open source software MuPDF under […]