Vringo, Inc. : JASON CHARKOW JOINS VRINGO AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COUNSEL

  Vringo, Inc. : JASON CHARKOW JOINS VRINGO AS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COUNSEL

NEW YORK  - February  12, 2013  - Vringo,  Inc. (NYSE  MKT: VRNG),  a  company 
engaged in the innovation, development and monetization of mobile technologies
and intellectual property, today announced  that Jason Charkow has joined  the 
company as Intellectual Property Counsel.

Prior to joining Vringo,  Mr. Charkow practiced law  at Winston & Strawn  LLP. 
Mr. Charkow concentrated on patent  litigation and prosecution, with a  focus 
on telecommunications  and  computer networks.  Earlier  in his  career,  Mr. 
Charkow was an associate at Jones Day.

"I am pleased to  welcome Jason to Vringo.  The combination of Jason's  legal 
and technical backgrounds is a strong fit for our plans to innovate,  license, 
and protect  intellectual  property assets,"  said  Andrew D.  Perlman,  Chief 
Executive Officer at Vringo.

"We are in the process of building our in-house legal team with attorneys  who 
have come from leading international  patent practices," said David L.  Cohen, 
Head of Licensing, Litigation and Intellectual Property at Vringo. "Jason  is 
highly regarded in  his field and  has over  a decade experience  in the  very 
areas that are most critical to Vringo."

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  FacetonesĀ®  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: 
www.vringoIP.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This  press  release  includes   forward-looking  statements,  which  may   be 
identified by words such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates,"
"projects,"  "intends,"  "should,"  "seeks,"  "future,"  "continue,"  or   the 
negative of  such  terms,  or other  comparable  terminology.  Forward-looking 
statements are statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking
statements are subject to  risks and uncertainties,  which could cause  actual 
results to  differ materially  from the  forward-looking statements  contained 
herein. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include,
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 our subsidiaries; 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.

Contacts:

Investors and Media:
Cliff Weinstein
Executive Vice President
Vringo, Inc.
(646) 532-6777
cweinstein@vringoinc.com

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