Vringo, Inc. : VRINGO FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST ZTE IN FRANCE

          Vringo, Inc. : VRINGO FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST ZTE IN FRANCE

NEW YORK - April 1, 2013 - 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., expanded its global patent enforcement activities
against ZTE by  filing a  patent infringement  lawsuit in  France against  ZTE 
Corporation, China and its French subsidiary, ZTE France SASU.

Vringo Infrastructure  filed  the  lawsuit  based  on  particular  information 
uncovered during a  seizure to  obtain evidence  of infringement,  known as  a 
saisie-contrefaçon, which was executed at  two of ZTE's facilities in  France. 
The lawsuit was  filed on March  29th in  the Tribunal de  Grande Instance  de 
Paris, alleging infringement of the French part of European Patents  1,186,119 
and 1,221,212 by ZTE devices, which are  believed to fall within the scope  of 
these patents.

According to the complaint, Vringo is seeking injunctive relief, rendering  of 
accounts and damages.

"This French  suit  is  part  of Vringo's  global  licensing  and  enforcement 
program. The asserted patents cover  fundamental aspects of wireless  network 
operation, and are a part of our much larger worldwide telecom portfolio. ZTE
has no license under the patents in our portfolio. As we wrote in our  letter 
to ZTE of last year, we invite ZTE to take a license from Vringo. If ZTE does
not agree to a license with us,  then we will ask courts throughout the  world 
for appropriate  relief,"  said  David  L. Cohen,  Esq.,  Head  of  Licensing, 
Litigation and Intellectual Property at Vringo.

Background on Vringo Litigations Against ZTE

On October 5, 2012, Vringo Infrastructure,  Inc., filed a lawsuit against  the 
UK subsidiary of  ZTE Corporation in  the UK High  Court of Justice,  Chancery 
Division, Patents  Court,  alleging  infringement  of  European  Patents  (UK) 
1,212,919; 1,166,589; and 1,808,029. Vringo Infrastructure filed an additional
lawsuit in  the UK  on December  3, 2012,  alleging infringement  of  European 
Patents (UK) 1,221,212;  1,330,933; and  1,186,119. The  UK complaints  allege 
that ZTE's cellular network elements fall within the scope of all six patents,
and ZTE's GSM/UMTS multi-mode wireless handsets also fall within the scope  of 
at least the 1,808,029  patent. Declarations have been  filed at the  European 
Telecommunications and Standards  Institute (ETSI) that  cover all the  patent 
applications from which  the patents in  suit are derived.  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. A case management conference  where, among other matters,  the 
schedule for the UK lawsuits will be set, is anticipated in June 2013.

On November  15,  2012,  Vringo  Germany GmbH  filed  a  lawsuit  against  ZTE 
Corporation and its German subsidiary,  ZTE Deutschland GmbH, in the  Mannheim 
Regional Court  in  Germany, alleging  infringement  of European  Patent  (DE) 
1,212,919. On February 21, 2013, Vringo  Germany GmbH expanded the lawsuit  to 
include a  second  patent,  alleging  infringement  of  European  Patent  (DE) 
1,186,119. According to  the complaint, Vringo  is seeking injunctive  relief, 
rendering of accounts, recall and destruction of allegedly infringing products
as well as damages. A consolidated trial  is scheduled to be held on  October 
15, 2013.

ZTE describes  itself  as "a  leading  global provider  of  telecommunications 
equipment and network solutions," with recently reported annual revenue of  US 
$13.7 billion (RMB 86.254  billion), according to filings  with the Hong  Kong 
Stock Exchange. According to ZTE's  public filings, the company generates  its 
revenue primarily from the sale of telecommunications equipment and handsets.

Further information about these cases and the court procedures is available in
Vringo's annual report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 21, 2013.

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: our  inability to license  and monetize our  patents, 
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;  our inability  to develop  and introduce  new 
products  and/or   develop  new   intellectual  property;   new   legislation, 
regulations or court rulings related to enforcing patents, that could harm our
business and operating results; the  inability to realize the potential  value 
created by the merger with  Innovate/Protect for our stockholders;  unexpected 
trends  in  the  mobile  phone  and  telecom  infrastructure  industries;  our 
inability to  raise additional  capital to  fund our  combined operations  and 
business plan; our inability  to maintain the listing  of our securities on  a 
major securities  exchange; the  potential lack  of market  acceptance of  our 
products; potential  competition  from  other  providers  and  products;  our 
inability to retain key  members of our management  team; 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  annual 
report on Form 10-K filed  with the SEC on  March 21, 2013. 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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