Unwired Planet Announces Enforcement Action in Germany and the United Kingdom

  Unwired Planet Announces Enforcement Action in Germany and the United
  Kingdom

Actions filed against Samsung, Huawei, Google, and HTC for Patent Infringement

Business Wire

DUBLIN -- March 10, 2014

Unwired Planet, Inc. today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Unwired
Planet International Ltd., a company organized under the laws of the Republic
of Ireland, has filed parallel patent infringement actions in the Patents
Court, High Court of Justice, London, United Kingdom and in the Landgericht
(District Court), Dusseldorf, Germany. The UK lawsuit, asserted against
Samsung, Google and Huawei, involves a total of six UK patents covering
technologies fundamental to wireless communications found in mobile devices
and network equipment, including the use of 2G/3G/4G telecommunication
standards and push notification technology underpinning the Android ecosystem.
The German lawsuit, asserted against Samsung, Google, Huawei, and HTC,
involves the six German equivalents of these UK patents.

“We are committed to FRAND licensing principles and our preference remains to
complete royalty-bearing license arrangements without litigation whenever
possible,” said Philip Vachon, chairman of Unwired Planet. “To that end, we
have established fair and reasonable licensing rates that we believe are
wholly justified by our portfolio. Our goal has been, and remains, to license
each of these parties in 2014 at these rates. However, we have determined that
enforcement is necessary at this time to expedite ongoing discussions,
establish a concrete timeline for resolution and, if necessary, to demonstrate
the value of a small sample of our expansive and diverse patent portfolio of
over 2,600 patent assets through formal and visible means.

“We have selected the courts in the UK and Germany, each a well-respected
forum for resolving intellectual property disputes. These courts are among the
fastest and most efficient ways to protect intellectual property rights. In
addition, both courts offer strong remedies if a license cannot be reached on
FRAND terms, including the potential for injunctive relief.”

The patents involved in the lawsuits are:

1. European Patent No. 0,989,712, entitled “Method and Apparatus for
Establishing a Secure Connection over a One-Way Data Path,” asserted against
Google Inc.’s Android Cloud To Device Messaging (C2DM) and Google Cloud
Messaging for Android (GCM), and applications, mobile phones and tablets which
use these messaging services. This patent generally relates to securing data
transmissions in a wireless network.

2. European Patent No. 2,119,287, entitled “Self Configuring and Optimisation
of Cell Neighbours in Wireless Telecommunications Networks,” asserted against
mobile devices, together with base stations, operating according to the LTE
telecommunications standard. This patent generally relates to cell reporting
in wireless telecommunications networks.

3. European Patent No. 2,485,514 entitled “Self Configuring and Optimisation
of Cell Neighbours in Wireless Telecommunications Networks,” asserted against
mobile devices, together with base stations, operating according to the LTE
telecommunications standard. This patent generally relates to cell reporting
in wireless telecommunications networks.

4. European Patent No. 2,229,744, entitled “Method and Arrangement in a
Wireless Communication Network,” asserted against mobile devices, together
with base stations, operating according to the LTE telecommunications
standard. This patent generally relates to status reporting for transmitted
data packets in wireless telecommunications networks.

5. European Patent 1,105,991, entitled “Communication Methods and Apparatus
Based on Orthogonal Hadamard-Based Sequences Having Selected Correlation
Properties,” asserted against mobile devices, together with base stations,
operating according to the UMTS telecommunications standard. This patent
generally relates to cell search procedures and associated encoding and
decoding of synchronization channels in wireless telecommunications networks.

6. European Patent No. 1,230,818, entitled “Method for Improving Handovers
Between Mobile Communication Systems,” asserted against mobile devices
operating according to the GSM telecommunications standard. This patent
generally relates to cell measurement reporting and conversion between
different mobile communication systems.

The Company plans to post documents filed with the respective courts to its
website when they become available.

About Unwired Planet

Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPIP) is the inventor of the Mobile Internet and
a premier intellectual property company focused exclusively on the mobile
industry. The company's patent portfolio of over 2,600 issued and pending US
and foreign patents, includes technologies that allow mobile devices to
connect to the Internet and enable mobile communications. The portfolio spans
2G, 3G, and 4G technologies, as well as cloud-based mobile applications and
services. Unwired Planet's portfolio includes patents related to key mobile
technologies, including baseband mobile communications, mobile browsers,
mobile advertising, push notification technology, maps and location based
services, mobile application stores, social networking, mobile gaming, and
mobile search. Unwired Planet is headquartered in Reno, Nevada. References in
this release to Unwired Planet may be to Unwired Planet, Inc. or its
subsidiaries.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Any statements in this press release with respect to future events or
expectations, including statements regarding the Company's licensing
activities and expectations regarding enhancing shareholder value are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933. These
forward-looking statements are subject to many risks and uncertainties that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.
Notwithstanding changes that may occur with respect to matters relating to any
forward looking statements, Unwired Planet assumes no obligation to update the
forward-looking statements included in this press release. For a detailed
discussion of these and other factors that may cause these forward looking
statements not to come true, please refer to the risk factors discussed in
Unwired Planet's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
including the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended
June 30, 2013. These documents are available at www.sec.gov or from Unwired
Planet's website at www.unwiredplanet.com.

Contact:

for Unwired Planet, Inc.
The Blueshirt Group
Mike Bishop, 415-217-4968
mike@blueshirtgroup.com
 
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