HTC Becomes Latest Licensee of DataQuill Patents

  HTC Becomes Latest Licensee of DataQuill Patents

  DataQuill Receives Fifth Smartphone Technology Patent; Continues Licensing
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CHICAGO -- October 16, 2012

DataQuill Limited is pleased to announce HTC Corporation’s entry into a patent
license agreement providing access to DataQuill’s U.S. Patent No. 6,058,304
for Data Entry System, U.S. Patent No. 7,139,591 for Hand Held
Telecommunications and Data Entry Device, and portfolio. DataQuill is an early
innovator in the field of mobile data entry and access systems. Through their
licensing HTC joins other major manufacturers including licensees Nokia,
Motorola, Inc., LG Electronics Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Palm, Inc.,
and Hewlett-Packard Company, among others.

DataQuill’s Fifth US Patent Issues

DataQuill also announced today that the United States Patent & Trademark
Office has issued the company U.S. Patent No. 8,290,538. In addition to new
claims covering aspects of smartphones, the new patent also includes claims
that cover tablets and similar computing devices. The USPTO action is the
latest affirmation of the validity of DataQuill’s inventions. Patents in the
portfolio have repeatedly survived USPTO reexamination proceedings and
litigation challenges around the world and have now been licensed to more than
10 major high-technology companies. Key portfolio highlights:

  *The portfolio includes 41 issued patents with a key patent family of five
    issued U.S. patents (three of which have successfully undergone
    reexamination), and an additional U.S. pending application.
  *Each of the five U.S. patents issued over hundreds of patent and
    non-patent references and collectively the DataQuill patents have hundreds
    of claims.
  *Outside the U.S., DataQuill defeated a European opposition proceeding
    initiated by Nokia and has national stage coverage in Austria, Belgium,
    Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands,
    Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Foreign counterparts to the key
    patent family have also issued in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, and
    New Zealand.

  *The U.S. patents, which have been the subject of litigation against
    Handspring/Palm (now owned by HP), Kyocera, Nokia, Research in Motion, and
    HTC, have earned multiple favorable Markman rulings, with virtually all
    disputed terms being interpreted in the patentee’s favor.

DataQuill Licensing Campaign Enters Next Phase

On the heels of its HTC license and the latest patent, DataQuill also
announced today that it has launched the next phase of its licensing campaign
through DataQuill’s long-standing legal representation at Resolution
Strategies, and Global IP Law Group.

“DataQuill’s patent portfolio remains one of the strongest, most challenged,
most valuable patent portfolios in the world,” said David Berten, founder and
partner of Global IP Law Group. “The technology is critically important to
modern smartphones and other devices, and DataQuill looks forward to
completing license agreements with many additional industry participants.”

DataQuill will be moving to conclude additional licensing agreements, and will
continue to offer more favorable license terms to companies that proactively
seek to enter license agreements with the company. Interested parties should
contact Patrick O’Malley at Resolution Strategies or David Berten at Global IP
Law Group to discuss license terms.

About DataQuill

DataQuill is a pioneer in the field of mobile Internet access from handheld
devices through patented technology of inventors Frank Callaghan, Paul Doran
and Garry Robb. DataQuill’s ‘304 patent family and its contribution to the
field is well recognized by the industry. DataQuill is an early innovator in
the field of mobile data entry and access systems, having developed the
combination of technologies that form the core of modern smartphones and other
portable computing devices: wireless Internet access, touch-sensitive screens
and other reading sensors, downloading and updating applications,
merchandising, and the integration of cameras with such devices.

About Global IP Law Group, LLC

Global IP Law Group, LLC is a law firm based in Chicago, Illinois with a
second office in Seattle, Washington, and affiliates in London, Auckland, and
Seoul. Global IP assists clients in monetizing patents through sales,
licensing, and litigation. The firm advised Nortel Networks through the
monetization process of Nortel’s more than 6,000 patents, which culminated in
pending sale to a consortium including Apple, Microsoft, RIM, Sony and
Ericsson for $4.5 billion.

About Resolution Strategies, LLP

Resolution Strategies LLP is a law firm that concentrates on representing its
clients as settlement counsel in resolving business and legal matters. In the
IP area, Resolution Strategies has represented a wide range of inventors and
companies in patent licensing negotiations and has concluded licensing
transactions and settlements impacting hundreds of billions of dollars in
revenue.

Contact:

Global IP Law Group, LLC
David Berten, +1-312-241-1502
dberten@giplg.com
or
Resolution Strategies, LLP
J. Patrick O’Malley, +1-503-226-2800
omalley@rsllp.us
 
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