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July 10, 2013 14:43 ET

Court Orders Settlement Conference for CopyTele, AU Optronics, and E Ink, and Consolidates Discovery

MELVILLE, NY--(Marketwired - July 10, 2013) -  CopyTele, Inc. ("CTI") (OTCQB: COPY), a company specializing in patent monetization and patent assertion, today announced that the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California has ordered CopyTele, AU Optronics Corp. and E Ink Holdings to attend a settlement conference, before a Magistrate Judge, to be scheduled within the next ninety (90) days. Lead Counsel, and representatives with settlement authority from each of the parties, will be required to attend.

CopyTele filed a lawsuit against AU Optronics and E Ink on January 28, 2013, alleging fraud, antitrust, conspiracy, breach of contract, and other violations, all in connection with the attempted misappropriation of CopyTele's patented technologies. CopyTele also filed a separate patent infringement lawsuit against E Ink. CopyTele and AU Optronics recently agreed to arbitrate CopyTele's claims against AU Optronics.

The District Court declined to grant E Ink Holding's request to be dismissed from the AUO/E Ink lawsuit, and ordered E Ink to participate in the arbitration proceeding agreed to by CopyTele and AUO, for purposes of discovery. By consolidating and coordinating discovery against all parties as part of the arbitration proceeding, the discovery process should be quicker and more efficient. The Court's ruling provides that discovery developed from the arbitration proceeding may be used in later litigation by CopyTele against E Ink.

CopyTele's lawsuit against E Ink will be conditionally stayed, provided that E Ink continues to comply with the arbitrator's discovery rulings. Because issues pending in the arbitration proceeding must first be adjudicated before CopyTele can proceed with its patent infringement lawsuit against E Ink, the District Court dismissed that lawsuit, without prejudice, meaning that CopyTele can re-file the lawsuit, if necessary, following the arbitration.

About CopyTele, Inc.

CopyTele develops and acquires patented technologies for the purposes of patent monetization and patent assertion. The company currently has 6 patent portfolios in the areas of Key Based Encryption, E-Paper® Electrophoretic Display, Nano Field Emission Display ("NFED"), Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Display ("MEMS"), Loyalty Point Conversion Systems, and Window Frame Construction. Additional information is available at

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