(PublicWire.com Press Release) — NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Network-1 Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB: NTIP), a company engaged in the development, licensing and protection of intellectual property rights, announced today that Mirror World Technologies, LLC, its wholly owned subsidiary, has received a new patent issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office entitled “Desktop, Stream-Based, Information Management System.”
The new patent, (US Patent No. 8,572,139) is part of the patent portfolio (the “Portfolio”) acquired by Network-1 from Mirror Worlds, LLC earlier this year. The Portfolio consists of 10 granted and 4 pending applications covering foundational technologies that enable unified search and indexing, displaying and archiving of documents in a computer system.
The inventions described in the Portfolio resulted from the work done by Yale University computer scientist, Professor David Gelernter, and his then graduate student, Dr. Eric Freeman, in the mid-1990s. Certain aspects of these inventions were commercialized in their company’s product offering called “Scopeware.” Scopeware received extensive media accolades when introduced to the public in 2001, and technologies embodied in Scopeware are now common in various computer and web-based operating systems.
In May 2013, Mirror Worlds Technologies, LLC, initiated patent litigation against Apple, Inc., Microsoft, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Lenovo Group Ltd., Lenovo (United States), Inc., Dell, Inc., Best Buy Co., Inc., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Samsung Telecommunications America L.L.C., in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,006,227, one of the patents in the Portfolio.
ABOUT NETWORK-1 TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Network-1 Technologies, Inc. is engaged in the development, licensing and protection of its intellectual property and proprietary technologies. Network-1 works with inventors and patent owners to assist in the development and monetization of their patented technologies. Network-1 currently owns twenty (20) patents covering various technologies including patents covering (i) the delivery of power over Ethernet (PoE) cables for the purpose of remotely powering network devices, such as wireless access ports, IP phones and network based cameras; (ii) foundational technologies that enable unified search and indexing, displaying and archiving of documents in a computer system; (iii) enabling technology for identifying media content on the Internet and taking further action to be performed based on such identification including, among others, the insertion of advertising and the facilitation of the purchase of goods and services; and (iv) systems and methods for the transmission of audio, video and data over computer and telephony networks. Network-1 currently has sixteen (16) license agreements with respect to its Remote Power Patent, which include, among others, license agreements with Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco Linksys, Inc., Extreme Networks, Inc., Netgear Inc., Motorola Solutions, Inc., Allied Telesis, Inc., NEC Corporation and several other data networking vendors. The Remote Power Patent covers the remote delivery of power over Ethernet networks. The Remote Power Patent was granted by the U.S. Office of Patents and Trademarks on April 21, 2001 and expires on March 11, 2020.In addition, Network-1 seeks to acquire additional intellectual property assets and enter into strategic relationships with third parties to monetize their intellectual property assets. During 2013, Network-1 acquired thirteen (13) patents as well as six (6) pending patent applications.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements address future events and conditions concerning Network-1’s business plans. Such statements are subject to a number of risk factors and uncertainties as disclosed in the Network-1’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 including, among others, the continued validity of Network-1’s Remote Power Patent, the ability of Network-1 to enter into additional license agreements, the ability of Network-1 to receive significant royalties from its existing license agreements, the uncertainty of patent litigation, risks related to the Inter Partes Review proceedings seeking to invalidate the Remote Power Patent pending at United States Patent and Trademark Office, Network-1’s ability to achieve revenues and profits from its intellectual property or the intellectual property of its strategic partners, Network-1’s ability to execute its strategy to acquire additional patents or enter into strategic relationships with third parties to license or otherwise monetize their intellectual property, the continued viability of the PoE market, future economic conditions and technology changes and legislative, regulatory and competitive developments. Except as otherwise required to be disclosed in periodic reports, Network-1 expressly disclaims any future obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statement contained herein.