Court Reconfirms Markman Hearing Date for '672 Patent Infringement Case
AUSTIN, TX, Oct 04, 2005 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Forgent Networks (NASDAQ: FORG) along with its wholly owned subsidiary, Compression Labs, Inc. ("CLI"), today announced that, at a case management proceeding on October 3, 2005, in CLI's patent infringement cases against approximately 40 companies involving United States Patent No. 4,698,672 (the '672 Patent) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Judge Jeremy D. Fogel reconfirmed a Markman hearing on claim construction for February 13, 2006. The Court also placed Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) on the claims construction schedule.
The parties are: Acer America Corporation, Agfa Corporation, Apple Computer, Incorporated (NASDAQ: AAPL), BancTec, Inc., BenQ America Corporation, Canon, USA, Concord Camera Corporation (NASDAQ: LENSE), Color Dreams, Inc. (d/b/a StarDot Technologies), Creative Labs, Incorporated, Creo, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREO), Creo Americas, Inc., Dell Incorporated (NASDAQ: DELL), Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK), Fuji Photo Film Co U.S.A, Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Gateway, Inc. (NYSE: GTW), Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), JASC Software, JVC Americas Corporation, Kyocera Wireless Corporation, Matsushita Electric Corporation of America, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT), Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America, Incorporated, Oce' North America, Incorporated, Onkyo Corporation, PalmOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLMO), Panasonic Communications Corporation of America, Panasonic Mobile Communications Development Corporation of USA, Ricoh Corporation, Riverdeep, Incorporated (d.b.a. Broderbund), Savin Corporation, ScanSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSFT), Sun Microsystems Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW), Thomson S.A. (NYSE: TMS), TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), Toshiba Corporation, Veo Inc., Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX), and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO). Following the filing of the litigation, five companies that were defendants have entered into license agreements.
Since its inception over three years ago, Forgent's intellectual property program has generated more than $100 million in revenues primarily from licensing the '672 Patent to more than 40 different companies in Asia, Europe and the United States. The '672 Patent relates to digital image compression used in digital still image devices that compress, store, manipulate, print or transmit digital still images such as digital cameras, personal digital assistants, cellular telephones, printers, scanners, and certain software applications. The company's patent portfolio includes the combined inventions of Compression Labs, Inc., VTEL Corporation, and Forgent Networks, Inc.
Forgent Networks (NASDAQ: FORG) develops and licenses intellectual property and provides scheduling software to a wide variety of customers. Forgent's intellectual property licensing program is related to communication technologies developed from a diverse and growing patent portfolio. Forgent's software division, NetSimplicity provides a spectrum of scheduling software that enables all sizes of organizations to streamline the scheduling of people, places and things. For additional information please visit www.forgent.com.
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