SOURCE: Forgent Networks

February 21, 2007 09:00 ET

Court Issues '746 Patent Claims Construction Ruling

Trial Scheduled for May 14, 2007

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 21, 2007 --Forgent™ Networks (NASDAQ: FORG) -- On Friday, February 16, 2007, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, issued a claims construction ruling in the 6,285,746 patent ("'746 patent") litigation. Additionally, the court denied Defendant Echostar Technologies Corporation's motion for summary judgment for invalidity due to indefiniteness. "We continue to believe in the strength and value of the '746 patent and we are pleased that this litigation remains on track for a May 2007 trial," commented Richard Snyder, CEO and Chairman of Forgent Networks, Inc.

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Forgent™ Networks (NASDAQ: FORG) develops and licenses intellectual property and provides scheduling and asset management software to a wide variety of organizations. Forgent's intellectual property licensing program is related to communication technologies developed from its patent portfolio. Forgent's software division, NetSimplicity, develops software that simplifies day-to-day office administration tasks. The products are specifically designed for the management and scheduling of rooms, equipment, assets and resources. For additional information please visit

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