CAMBRIDGE, UK -- May 28, 2002 -- ARM [(LSE:ARM) (Nasdaq:ARMHY)], the industry's leading provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessor solutions stated today that it will vigorously defend itself against claims of patent infringement made by Nazomi Communications Inc. (Nazomi) in a lawsuit filed May 28, 2002, before the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California.
The suit claims that ARM's Java acceleration technology infringes U.S. patent number 6,332,215.
ARM is confident that its products do not infringe the patent cited in the Nazomi lawsuit or any other Nazomi patents. ARM thoroughly investigated the Nazomi patent portfolio and developed its products in such a way that they would not infringe any Nazomi patents.
"ARM performs extensive patent research during the development of its products," said Mike Muller, ARM's CTO. "Having reviewed our technology, it is obvious that we don't infringe the Nazomi patents."
"We are disappointed that Nazomi would embark upon such a frivolous course of action," said David MacKay, General Counsel, ARM. "We have been in discussion with Nazomi and have given them every opportunity to indicate the basis upon which they believe that an infringement may exist. We have every confidence that we shall prevail in this case and intend pursuing Nazomi for all legal costs incurred by ARM as a result of these premature and ill-conceived proceedings."
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