Novatel Wireless Files Additional Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against ZTE

  Novatel Wireless Files Additional Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against ZTE

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- October 23, 2012

Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leading provider of wireless
broadband access solutions, today announced that it has filed a lawsuit
against ZTE Corp., a Chinese company, and ZTE (USA), Inc. for infringing on a
key Novatel Wireless patent related to the MiFi® family of mobile hotspots and
wireless data modems. The suit was filed in the United States District Court
for the Southern District of California. This infringement lawsuit is the
second patent infringement lawsuit Novatel Wireless has filed against ZTE
related to proprietary technology in mobile hotspots.

"Novatel Wireless is the inventor of the MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot and
we continue to lead the product category with a focus on innovation,
best-in-class user experience, superior performance and advanced security,”
said Peter Leparulo, Chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless. “We are committed
to protecting our innovations and our intellectual property from those who
take our proprietary technology,” Mr. Leparulo continued.

Novatel Wireless holds numerous U.S. and international key patents and patent
applications around elements of the MiFi Mobile Intelligent Hotspot family of
products, a new product category invented by Novatel Wireless.

Since its introduction, Novatel Wireless’ MiFi branded products have
commercially launched with more than 25 operators worldwide and have received
almost every major industry accolade for innovation.

ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of
intelligent wireless solutions based on 2G, 3G and 4G technologies providing
wireless connectivity. The Company delivers specialized wireless solutions to
carriers, distributors, retailers, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide.
Novatel Wireless' Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products, software, USB modems,
embedded modules and smart M2M modules provide innovative anywhere, anytime
communications solutions for consumers and enterprises. Headquartered in San
Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more
information please visit www.novatelwireless.com. (NVTLG)

This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant
to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date. These forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors
could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements contained herein. These factors include risks
relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued
acceptance of Novatel Wireless' products and dependence on intellectual
property rights. These factors, as well as other factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel
Wireless' filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
(available at www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2012 Novatel Wireless, Inc. All rights reserved. The Novatel Wireless name
and logo and MiFi, are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc. Other Company,
product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their
respective owners.

Contact:

Novatel Wireless, Media Relations
Charlotte Rubin
Tel: (858) 812-3431
Email: crubin@nvtl.com