M-Systems Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against DiskOnKey Copycat

10/3/2002 - M-Systems, a leader in flash-based data storage products, announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in a United States federal District Court against JMTek LLC and a JMTek distributor, asserting that JMTek's "USB Drive" products unlawfully incorporate M-Systems' patented technology.

M-Systems is seeking damages and an injunction ordering JMTek and its distributor to stop producing and selling its USB Drive product line.

"This is only the first step in implementing our strategy to confront companies that are infringing our patents," said Dov Moran, President and CEO of M-Systems. "We want everyone to know that we will vigorously protect our intellectual property from companies that illegally use our technology. We pioneered the category of "key chain" data storage, and are determined to stay the leader by utilizing our superior functionality and performance, our high reliability, low cost structure - and by zealously guarding our intellectual property."

About M-Systems
M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH) is a leader and innovator of flash-based data storage products known as flash disks. M-Systems' flash disks provide the functionality of a mechanical hard drive in a silicon chip. M-Systems' products are based on its patented TrueFFS® technology and target applications in a vast array of markets, including connected devices, mobile and telecom. M-Systems' products include the DiskOnChip®, DiskOnKey® and Fast Flash Disk (FFDTM) product families.

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