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Prominent Licensing Executive and HTS Form Unique IP Licensing Management Organization

Monday, September 13, 2010

Atlanta, GA -- Jeffery Carter, President of HighTech Solutions of Colorado Springs and Derek J. Nuhn, former Vice President at WiLAN Inc. and Semiconductor Insights of Ottawa, Canada, today announced the formation of HTS LLC, a full service Licensing Management and Technical Patent Consultancy. HTS will provide its corporate counsel and law firm clients with full licensing program services, including strategic portfolio evaluation, expert technical patent evaluation, licensing based financial modeling and consultation, intellectual property commercialization, and patent brokerage support.

With more than 30 seasoned industry veterans, HTS is positioned to become the premier licensing consultancy in the industry. The unique HTS network business model promotes the most cost effective method of working with clients’ legal teams to drive up the return on licensing programs while driving down costs, resolving outstanding litigation and infringement issues, and helping clients fully realize the financial value of their patent assets and license agreements.

HTS LLC will be at the IPO Annual Meeting in Atlanta from Sept 12 to 14th, and at the LES Annual meeting in Chicago September 26-29th.

“After more than 2 decades in the business, HTS stands out to me as one of the most professional, experienced, and credible technical organizations in the industry,” Derek Nuhn comments. “With the increased focus of patents and intellectual property as a fundamental source of a company’s income and value, we believe the time is right to consolidate the best and brightest players in the industry into one unique networked organization. Currently the industry is supported by a patchwork of legal, business and technical service providers - the objective of HTS is to use our experience to provide a team of the best and brightest of these professionals and organizations necessary for clients to effectively execute their licensing programs.”

Jeffery Carter, President of HighTech Solutions comments, “This new direction for HTS will be built upon the solid experience and track record of success and client satisfaction that HighTech Solutions has built over the past 6 years. Derek Nuhn brings 20+ years of technology and licensing experience to bear on our clients’ licensing issues, and completes the unique HTS combination of business, technical and patent experience. We have incredibly aggressive expansion plans, and will be expanding with more A-list people and services in a variety of technical, financial and legal fields to drive the business.”

Jeffery Carter has more than 15 years experience in technology and intellectual property, including Program Manager of Motorola’s Semiconductor Product Sector Intellectual Property Department.

Derek Nuhn has 25 years experience in technology and as a licensing executive, including 12 years at Semiconductor Insights with clients such as Texas Instruments, Motorola, Agere, Intel and 47 of the world’s top 50 technology companies across the USA, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Europe. Most recently Derek was head of the very successful telecommunications licensing program at WiLAN Inc.

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