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Straight Path IP Group

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Intellectual Property drives our economy. Advances in technology open the door for a greater tomorrow. The companies that lead the way by introducing innovative solutions are poised for the greatest financial success. Straight Path IP Group is a leader in the development, protection, and licensing of patents.

Our world is more connected than ever before, and our IP has played a critical role. We will continue to be at the forefront of innovations that bring people closer together and enhance the quality of life. Straight Path IP Group is steadfastly committed to protecting its intellectual property from unlicensed infringement. We have and will continue to protect our rights through the appropriate legal and governmental institutions. We work with the best lawyers and law firms in the country to ensure that our assets are properly represented. We have proven successful time and again.

Straight Path IP Group provides great benefit to other companies by licensing our patents for commercial use. We work with potential licensees to determine a fitting agreement that grants them rights in our IP while ensuring that our contribution to their success is properly recognized. Straight Path IP Group holds two patent portfolios.

Patent Protection

Straight Path IP Group’s ‘704 Patent portfolio has been successfully asserted in several lawsuits in the United States district courts. We recently launched nine new assertions against well-known electronics manufacturers and telecommunications providers.

2013

In November 2013, we filed a patent infringement action in the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against Vonage, a telecommunications provider.

Vonage

In September 2013, the International Trade Commission ordered an investigation of Certain Point-to-Point Network Communication Devices and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-892) based upon the complaint SPIPG filed on August 1, 2013.

Notice of ITC Investigation

In August 2013, we filed a total of 14 patent protection actions against companies that we allege are infringing our intellectual property.

We filed a Complaint at the International Trade Commission against LG, Panasonic, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, and Vizio.

Section 337 Complaint

We also filed nine actions in the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against the same electronics manufacturers and against telecommunications providers Bandwidth.com, Telesphere, and Vocalocity.

Electronics manufacturers

LG
Panasonic
Sharp
Sony
Toshiba
Vizio

Telecommunications providers

Bandwidth.com
Telesphere
Vocalocity

We filed four actions in the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against electronics manufacturers Blackberry, Huawei, Samsung, and ZTE.

BlackBerry
Huawei
Samsung
ZTE

2012

In January 2012, we filed three separate actions in the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against Stalker Software, Inc. (d/b/a CommuniGate Systems, Inc.), ooVoo, LLC, and Vivox, Inc. In October and November 2012, the Company reached confidential settlement agreements with each of the three defendants. In the proceedings, the Court issued favorable claim constructions of our patents after conducting a Markman hearing.

2006

In 2006, several of our patents were asserted against eBay Inc., Skype Technologies SA, Skype Communications, S.A.R.L. and Skype, Inc. in the District Court for the District of New Jersey. That litigation was settled in 2010 under confidential terms. During the litigation, Skype requested the U.S. Patent Office to re-examine the patents. The vast majority of the reexamined claims were confirmed, overcoming more than 1,000 references that were submitted to the patent examiner.

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