SOURCE: e.Digital Corporation

October 22, 2009 08:30 ET

e.Digital Announces Cross Licensing and Settlement Agreement With Samsung

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2009) - e.Digital Corporation (OTCBB: EDIG), a leading innovator of dedicated portable entertainment systems and patented flash memory-related technology, announced today that it has entered into a cross licensing and settlement agreement with Samsung Electronics Co, Ltd. (Samsung). Under the terms of the confidential agreement, Samsung obtained a license and release on e.Digital's foreign and domestic patent rights, including the Company's Flash-R™ patent portfolio, and e.Digital obtained a license and release on certain Samsung patents. e.Digital also received a one-time licensing fee.

e.Digital's Flash-R patent portfolio covers certain aspects of the use of flash memory in the large and growing portable electronic products market. The Company introduced the first portable recorder with removable flash memory in 1993 and believes its patent portfolio to be essential to many consumer electronics products that utilize flash memory including cell phones, digital cameras, camcorders, PDAs and other popular devices.

"We are pleased to have successfully concluded the first round of our intellectual property (IP) licensing strategy by licensing and settling all seven of the active cases that initiated the monetization of our important IP portfolio," remarked Fred Falk, president and CEO of e.Digital. "We expect to provide additional information regarding the next licensing and legal round in upcoming Company communications."

About e.Digital Corporation: e.Digital is a leading innovator of dedicated portable in flight entertainment systems. More than 30 airlines have made dedicated portable systems powered by e.Digital technology their in flight entertainment choice. e.Digital also owns and is monetizing its Flash-R™ portfolio of flash memory-related patents. e.Digital was the first company to develop, patent and employ important aspects of the use of flash memory in recording devices. For more information about e.Digital, please visit: www.eDigital.com.

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