Vringo Expands Litigation Against ZTE
Vringo Files Second Lawsuit Against ZTE in the UK
Third Vringo Enforcement Action Filed Against ZTE
Vringo Alleges Infringement Over Base Stations, Base Station Controllers and
Mobile Switching Centers
NEW YORK -- December 05, 2012
Vringo, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VRNG), a company engaged in the innovation,
development and monetization of mobile technologies and intellectual property,
today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Vringo Infrastructure, Inc.,
filed an additional patent infringement lawsuit against the UK subsidiary of
ZTE Corporation (ZTE).
The lawsuit, filed in the UK High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, Patents
Court, alleges infringement of European Patents (UK) 1,186,119; 1,330,933; and
1,221,212. It has been assigned Case No. HC12 B04711.
According to the complaint, Vringo is seeking a declaration that its patents
have been infringed by ZTE's activities, and that the Court use its full
legal, equitable and injunctive power to stop ZTE's activities as may be
appropriate in the circumstances.
"This second UK case, following on from a first lawsuit, filed in the UK in
October, and a related case filed in the District Court of Mannheim, Germany,
in November, is part of Vringo's licensing and enforcement program. This
action involves three additional patents relevant to infrastructure. In
addition, one of the patents covers a technology that may also be used in
certain handsets. The patents cover fundamental aspects of network operation.
The three patents in suit are just part of our telecom portfolio, and further
enforcement actions may follow in due course. ZTE has no license under the
patents in our portfolio. We would again invite ZTE to request a license from
Vringo. If ZTE does not agree to a license with us, then we will ask the court
for appropriate relief," said David Cohen, Head of Litigation, Licensing and
Intellectual Property at Vringo.
A copy of Vringo's complaint is available at www.vringoinc.com, and Vringo's
earlier correspondence to ZTE is available at http://1.usa.gov/OLWhDT.
About Vringo, Inc.
Vringo, Inc. is engaged in the innovation, development and monetization of
mobile technologies and intellectual property. Vringo's intellectual property
portfolio consists of over 500 patents and patent applications covering
telecom infrastructure, internet search, and mobile technologies. The patents
and patent applications have been developed internally, and acquired from
third parties. Vringo operates a global platform for the distribution of
mobile social applications and services including Facetones® and Video
Ringtones which transform the basic act of making and receiving mobile phone
calls into a highly visual, social experience. For more information, visit:
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but are not limited to: the inability to realize the potential value created
by the merger with Innovate/Protect for our stockholders; our inability to
raise additional capital to fund our combined operations and business plan;
our inability to monetize and recoup our investment with respect to patent
assets that we acquire; our inability to maintain the listing of our
securities on the NYSE MKT; the potential lack of market acceptance of our
products; our inability to protect our intellectual property rights; potential
competition from other providers and products; our inability to license and
monetize the patents owned by Innovate/Protect, including the outcome of the
litigation against online search firms and other companies; our inability to
monetize and recoup our investment with respect to patent assets that we
acquire; and other risks and uncertainties and other factors discussed from
time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
("SEC"), including our quarterly report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on
November 14, 2012. Vringo expressly disclaims any obligation to publicly
update any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of
new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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