6/26/2002 - Extended Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: XTND), a leading provider of mobile data management and wireless connectivity software, announced that it has formally filed a response to Pumatech’s lawsuit. In its Answer and Counterclaim, Extended Systems denied Pumatech’s charges, raised a number of Affirmative Defenses to Pumatech’s claims, and requested a declaration from the Court that Pumatech’s synchronization software patents are invalid and not infringed.
"We do not believe that Extended Systems’ synchronization products infringe on any valid claim of any of the seven patents Pumatech included in this lawsuit," said Steve Simpson, CEO and President of Extended Systems. "We are confident of our position and have counter-sued Pumatech for a declaratory judgment from the Court. Extended Systems remains firmly committed to developing and selling advanced synchronization products, and continuing to fully support our customers by offering innovative mobile and wireless solutions."
Extended Systems also believes that its support of applications written with Satellite FormsTM is not only permitted, but encouraged by Pumatech and that claims made by Pumatech that Extended Systems cannot refer to this support, or that Satellite Forms customers cannot use Extended Systems’ server synchronization software with Satellite Forms are completely unfounded.
About Extended Systems
Extended Systems is a global leader in providing mobile infrastructure software that extends enterprise applications to mobile and wireless environments. The company’s products include data synchronization and management software, short-range wireless connectivity products (Bluetooth and IrDA-compliant), and client/server database management systems with remote access capabilities. Extended Systems’ customers and key relationships include 3Com, Ericsson, Handspring, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, NEC, Palm, Sharp, and Toshiba.
Founded in 1984, Extended Systems has offices and subsidiaries in the United States and worldwide. For more information, visit the company Web site at www.extendedsystems.com
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