Netlist Adds New Patents to ULLtraDIMM Litigation

Netlist Adds New Patents to ULLtraDIMM Litigation 
Two New Patents Brings Total to Seven Asserted Patents 
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/29/14 --  Netlist, Inc. (NASDAQ:
NLST), a leading provider of high performance memory solutions for
the cloud computing and storage markets, announced today that it has
filed motions to add two additional patents to the lawsuits against
the recently announced ULLtraDIMM memory module from Diablo
Technologies, Inc., and Smart Storage Systems, Inc. The lawsuits are
pending before Judge Gonzalez Rogers in the United States District
Court for the Northern District of California in Oakland, California. 
The two newly added patents (U.S. Patent Nos. 7,881,150 and
8,081,536) are generally related to load reduction, a critical
feature in low latency memory modules. These patents are part of the
same family as U.S. Patent No. 7,532,537, which has been upheld by
the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB") following a three-year
reexamination. The '150 and '536 patents were examined and issued in
view of prior art cited in the reexamination. Netlist has now
asserted a total of seven patents against the ULLtraDIMM, in addition
to trade secret theft, trademark infringement and other claims.  
"We have spent years developing our industry-leading technology, and
are encouraged by the progress we've made defending our intellectual
property in these lawsuits," said Netlist President and CEO, C.K.
Hong. As reported in its 8-K last December, the company received a
whistleblower letter describing in detail how Diablo "stole Netlist's
detailed architecture and design" of its flagship product,
HyperCloud(TM), to create the ULLtraDIMM. "We will continue to
vigorously defend our IP, uncovering any and all theft of our
technology and infringement of our patents, and will not allow others
to profit from this unlawful activity." 
Netlist has steadily invested in and grown its IP portfolio, which
now includes 41 issued patents and more than 29 US and foreign
pending patent applications in the areas of high performance memory
and hybrid memory technologies.  
About Netlist:
 Netlist, Inc. designs and manufactures
high-performance, logic-based memory subsystems for server and
storage applications for cloud computing. Netlist's flagship products
include HyperCloud(R), a patented memory technology that breaks
traditional performance barriers, NVvault(TM) and EXPRESSvault(TM),
the pioneering family of hybrid memory products utilizing both DRAM
and NAND Flash that significantly accelerates system performance and
provides mission critical fault tolerance, and a broad portfolio of
industrial flash and specialty memory subsystems including VLP (very
low profile) DIMMs and Planar-X RDIMMs. Netlist has steadily invested
in and grown its IP portfolio, which now includes 41 issued patents
and more than 29 US and foreign pending patent applications in the
areas of high performance memory and hybrid memory technologies. 
Netlist develops technology solutions for customer applications in
which high-speed, high-capacity, small form factor and efficient heat
dissipation are key requirements for system memory. These customers
include OEMs that design and build tower, rack-mounted, and blade
servers, storage hardware, high-performance computing clusters,
engineering workstations and telecommunications equipment. Founded in
2000, Netlist is headquartered in Irvine, CA with manufacturing
facilities in Suzhou, People's Republic of China. Learn more at
www.netlist.com. 
Safe Harbor Statement:
 This news release contains forward-looking
statements regarding future events and the future performance of
Netlist. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
from those expected or projected. These risks and uncertainties
include, but are not limited to, risks associated with the launch and
commercial success of our products, programs and technologies; the
success of product partnerships; continuing development,
qualification and volume production of EXPRESSvault(TM), NVvault(TM),
HyperCloud(R) and VLP Planar-X RDIMM; the timing and magnitude of the
anticipated decrease in sales to our key customer; our ability to
leverage our NVvault(TM) technology in a more diverse customer base;
the rapidly-changing nature of technology; risks associated with
intellectual property, including patent infringement litigation
against us as well as the costs and unpredictability of litigation
over infringement of our intellectual property and the possibility of
our patents being reexamined by the United States Patent and
Trademark office; volatility in the pricing of DRAM ICs and NAND;
changes in and uncertainty of customer acceptance of, and demand for,
our existing products and products under development, including
uncertainty of and/or delays in product orders and product
qualifications; delays in the Company's and its customers' product
releases and development; introductions of new products by
competitors; changes in end-user demand for technology solutions; the
Company's ability to attract and retain skilled personnel; the
Company's reliance on suppliers of critical components and vendors in
the supply chain; fluctuations in the market price of critical
components; evolving industry standards; and the political and
regulatory environment in the People's Republic of China. Other risks
and uncertainties are described in the Company's annual report on
Form 10-K filed on March 29, 2013, and subsequent filings with the
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made by the Company from time
to time. Except as required by law, Netlist undertakes no obligation
to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether
as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. 
For more information, please contact: 
Brainerd Communicators, Inc. 
Corey Kinger/Mike Smargiassi 
NLST@braincomm.com
(212) 986-6667  
 
 
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