DALLAS, TX and ZEPHYR COVE, NV – May 3, 2012 – VirnetX Holding Corp. (AMEX:VHC) and Aastra USA, Inc. (the “Parties”) today announced that on May 3, 2012, they signed a Patent License Agreement (the “Agreement”). Under the terms of the Agreement, VirnetX has agreed to license certain of its patents to Aastra USA, Inc., for a one-time payment to VirnetX and an ongoing reasonable royalty for all future sales through the expiration of the licensed patents as outlined in the Agreement with respect to certain current and future IP-encrypted products.
Under the terms of the Agreement, the Parties have also agreed to dismiss the patent infringement case between the Parties and their affiliates before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. All other aspects of the agreement were not disclosed.
“We are pleased to have come to an agreement with Aastra on terms consistent with our VirnetX IP Licensing program,” said Kendall Larsen, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of VirnetX.
“We are pleased to reach a settlement with VirnetX to resolve these matters,” said John Tobia, Vice President and General Counsel, Aastra USA, Inc.
About Aastra USA
Aastra USA Inc. is the US business unit of Aastra Technologies Limited, a company at the forefront of the enterprise communication market. Headquartered in Concord, Ontario, Canada, Aastra develops and delivers innovative communications products and applications for businesses. For additional information on Aastra, visit our website at www.aastrausa.com.
VirnetX Holding Corporation is an Internet security software and technology company with patented technology for 4G LTE security. The Company’s software and technology solutions, including its secure domain name registry and GABRIEL Connection Technology™, are designed to facilitate secure communications and to create a secure environment for real-time communication applications such as instant messaging, VoIP, smart phones, eReaders and video conferencing. The Company’s patent portfolio includes 20 U.S. and 26 international patents and over 100 pending applications. For more information, please visit www.virnetx.com.
Forward Looking Statements by VirnetX Holding Corporation
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