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Former Cisco CTO joins anti-counterfeiting technology firm

Former Cisco Systems chief technology officer Bill Melohn has joined TruTag Technologies as senior scientific advisor.


February 21, 2012
By Staff

Melohn spent the last 25 years working in the world of distributed systems.  He most recently served as Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Network Systems at Cisco Systems where his team produced more than 200 patents, including work in applied cryptography, network address translation, quality of service, keying infrastructure, secure tunneling and configuration and many other areas.

TruTag Technologies has developed a heat-resistant and edible silica microtag (called TruTag) which, according to the company, can help prevent counterfeiting, and improve tracking and authentication.

“Protecting pharmaceutical brands and other premium goods from counterfeiters is an enormous problem, especially from a technical aspect,” said Melohn. “TruTag’s covert edible silica microtags represent a very new and exciting approach and I am eager to assist in its development and commercialization.”