SOURCE: Hop-on, Inc.

July 18, 2007 11:55 ET

Palm v. Hop-on, Palm Loses Legal Trademark Infringement; "Graffiti Wireless" Awarded to Hop-on by U.S. District Court

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - HOP-ON, INC. (PINKSHEETS: HPNN) announced today the Company prevailed on the motion against Palmsource, Inc in the long awaited decision for infringement on the "Graffiti Wireless" trademark in the Central District Court of California. Today, Hop-on has been legally permitted to continue the use of their "Graffiti Wireless" trademark, following the U.S District Court, Central District of California decision that Palm Source, aka Access Systems America, Inc., has in fact appeared to have violated both state and federal law. The failure to comply with the rules required by the jurisdiction has shown a direct violation by a major corporation against the small Irvine Company, which has finally been vindicated by the courts as being victimized by simple violation of basic court processes. Palm Source, aka Access America, Inc., was not available for comment in response to the decision that enables the Irvine-based company to begin calculating their losses caused by the defectively filed lawsuit.

Christopher Clark, Trial Attorney from Fingal, Fahrney & Clark, is known by the industry to challenge large corporations that believe they can prevail on market share alone. "The requirements for service of any federal lawsuit were not appropriately met by the plaintiff and I am satisfied that the injunction has been lifted so my client can proceed in this matter. The basic fact is now Hop-on can complete all, outstanding contracts with the trademark, which was previously ordered by the court as illegal."

Peter Michaels, President of Hop-on, stated, "I anticipated the court's ruling and I am unable to disclose our future litigation plans at this time, but am grateful that the court's decision has opened this path for our company and our loyal shareholders."

About HOP-ON, INC.

HOP-ON (PINKSHEETS: HPNN) develops and markets wireless phones and accessories as well as wireless surveillance systems. Its product line includes the next generation CDMA2000 handsets designed by its R&D team as well as GSM/GPRS handsets. HOP-ON targets its phones to both emerging market carriers and other domestic carriers and resellers needing an entry level priced phone. In addition, HOP-ON offers a line of innovative and attractively priced wireless accessories for HOP-ON phones and other leading manufacturers as well as affordable, wireless surveillance systems. HOP-ON is also known for developing the world's first disposable cell phone. It was an IS-95 CDMA phone that was sold to consumers with prepaid airtime and included the capability to add on additional minutes. For more information, visit http://www.Hop-on.com.

This news release includes forward-looking statements regarding, among other things, the Company's business and financial plans, strategies and prospects. Although the Company believes that its plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot provide assurance that it will achieve or realize these plans, intentions or expectations. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many of the forward-looking statements contained in this news release may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, should, planned, will, may, intend, estimated, and potential, among others. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made in this news release include market conditions and those set forth in any reports or documents that the Company may publicly file from time to time. All forward-looking statements attributable to the company or a person acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary language.

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