ITC Ruling Directs Administrative Law Judge to Consider Whether

ITC Ruling Directs Administrative Law Judge to Consider Whether BDT
Accused Products Infringe Overland Storage Mail Slot Patent Claims 
SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 --  Overland Storage
(NASDAQ: OVRL), a trusted global provider of effortless data
management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle,
today announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC")
has released a Notice of Commission Determination in the patent
infringement action filed by Overland Storage against IBM, Dell and
BDT. Overland Storage previously reported that the ITC and District
Court actions against IBM and Dell had been resolved by settlement. 
The Notice of Commission Determination stated that the ITC has
granted Overland Storage's petition to allow the Administrative Law
Judge to make infringement findings on certain claims of Overland
Storage's U.S. Patent No. 6,353,581, which relates to the "mail slot"
feature in automated media devices. The Administrative Law Judge will
now reconsider whether the accused BDT FlexStor II products infringe
claims 10, 12 and 16 of the '581 patent based on the guidance
provided by the full Commission. The Administrative Law Judge's
decision is currently due to be issued by December 25, 2012. 
"We are very pleased with the Commission's decision to have the
Administrative Law Judge reevaluate BDT infringement of the 581 'mail
slot' patent. Innovation is the driving force of technology
companies, and the ability to create and protect their intellectual
property is critical to companies as they develop new products and
protect existing assets," said Mr. Eric Kelly, President and CEO of
Overland Storage. "With an extensive portfolio of additional patents
that have been granted, our IP portfolio will assist us in continuing
to shape the future of the data management and data protection
markets for years to come." 
Represented by DLA Piper LLP (US), Overland Storage has previously
reported that it filed additional lawsuits on June 28, 2012, claiming
infringement of one or both of the Overland Storage patents involved
in the ITC case against BDT. Upon completion of the ITC case,
Overland Storage plans to pursue monetary damages against BDT in
district court.  
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