SmartMetric, Inc. Provides Update on Status of Patent Infringement Litigations and Settlement Discussions

Company Files SEC Form 8-K

BAY HARBOR, FL--(Marketwire - December 16, 2010) -  SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCBB: SMME) SmartMetric announced today that it has filed SEC Form 8-K updating the status of its patent infringement litigations and ongoing settlement discussions. A copy of the SEC 8-K filing can be read here:

C. Hendrick, SmartMetric President & CEO stated: "One of the two named defendants in Case No. CV10-9371 JHN (MANx, US District Court, Central District of California) has made a settlement offer that SmartMetric referred to its Board of Directors for consideration. SmartMetric has rejected this settlement proposal. Settlement talks with the same single defendant are ongoing, and Company Management continues to believe that additional settlement proposals will be discussed and that these proposals may be referred to the Company's Board of Directors for consideration. However, as previously stated, there can be no assurance that any future settlement proposals will be made, or, if additional settlement proposals do result, there can be no assurance that such future proposals will be accepted by the Company's Board of Directors. The Company may elect, at any time, to settle with any one of the defendants in Case No. CV10-9371; with any combination defendants, or with all defendants. In the alternative, the Company may choose to discontinue settlement talks with any named defendant; and proceed to trial and/or summary adjudication with all named defendants."

About SmartMetric, Inc.
SmartMetric, Inc. has developed a portable biometric identity and transaction card capable of storing a wide variety of personal information while protecting you against identity theft and fraud. It is one of the most advanced portable identity authentication solutions in the world today. The card contains a biometric fingerprint scanner and reader which only you can unlock and is smaller and thinner than a credit card. The SmartMetric card is ideal for a wide range of consumers, including Personal, Government and Corporate.

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