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GraphOn Awarded Patent Relating to Internet Protocol Transformation
Monday, September 15, 2008
Santa Cruz, CA -- GraphOn Corporation (OTCBB: GOJO), a leading worldwide developer of server-based application publishing and Web-enabling software solutions, announced today that it has been issued a new patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
U.S. Patent 7,424,737, issued on September 9, 2008, relates to the transformation of Internet-compliant data into a format appropriate for a non-Internet destination. More specifically, the patent describes a firewall device that receives Internet traffic and re-formats it into a protocol appropriate for the traffic’s destination.
"We recognize the vital importance of intellectual property in today's marketplace," stated Robert Dilworth, GraphOn’s chief executive officer. "We are pleased to add this new patent to our intellectual property portfolio which includes technologies fundamental in the conduct of online commerce. Our portfolio now includes twenty-four patents, two patents allowed but not yet issued, and more than fifty pending patent applications. Our objectives are to continue to increase the number of patents we own and to maximize the value of the intellectual property they protect."
In 2007, GraphOn licensed its patents and patent applications to AutoTrader.com, its parent Cox Enterprises, Inc., and all affiliates. A lawsuit is proceeding against Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR), alleging that certain Juniper products infringe GraphOn patents protecting network security and firewall technologies. A lawsuit is also proceeding against Classified Ventures, LLC; IAC/InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq: IACI); Match.com (an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp); Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO); eHarmony.com; and CareerBuilder LLC alleging infringement of GraphOn patents protecting unique methods of maintaining an automated and network-accessible database. A separate lawsuit is proceeding against Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) alleging infringement of the automated and network-accessible database patents.
About GraphOn Corporation
GraphOn Corporation is a publicly-traded company headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. For over a decade, GraphOn has been an innovator of cost-effective, advanced solutions that help customers access applications from anywhere. GraphOn’s high-performance software provides fast remote access, cross-platform connectivity, and a centralized architecture that delivers a dramatically lower cost of ownership. The company’s solutions run under Microsoft (MSFT) Windows, Linux and UNIX, including Sun (JAVA) Solaris, IBM AIX, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) HP-UX, and others. For more information, call 1.800.GRAPHON or visit www.graphon.com.
This press release contains statements that are forward looking as that term is defined by the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results will differ due to factors such as shifts in customer demand, product shipment schedules, product mix, competitive products and pricing, technological shifts and other variables. Readers are referred to GraphOn's most recent periodic and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
GraphOn and GO-Global are registered trademarks of GraphOn Corp. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
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