SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

Quantum Corporation

February 07, 2011 16:30 ET

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Reaffirms Quantum Data Deduplication Patent

Plans to Issue Reexamination Certificate for Foundational Patent in Variable-Length Deduplication

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - February 7, 2011) - Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has notified the company of its intent to issue a reexamination certificate confirming the validity of the company's 5,990,810 patent (the "'810 patent"), the foundational patent in the area of variable-length data deduplication. Deduplication greatly reduces the cost of retaining, managing and transferring data by eliminating redundancies in stored data. The reexamination of the patent resulted from a request initiated by a third party in May 2009.

"The USPTO's action speaks to the strength of Quantum's intellectual property in deduplication," said Shawn Hall, senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Quantum. "Over the last four years we have leveraged our IP and technology advancements to become a leading provider of deduplication solutions that help customers meet the challenges of protecting and managing increasing volumes of data."

Quantum acquired the '810 patent through its merger with ADIC in 2006 and in early 2007 shipped its first DXi®-Series disk-based backup and deduplication product. Since then, the company has expanded its DXi portfolio, offering solutions for customers ranging from small and remote offices to large, global corporations. Most recently, Quantum announced DXi 2.0, the next generation software platform for the DXi-Series. Beginning with the latest generation small- and medium-size business (SMB) and midrange systems, DXi 2.0 will deliver the highest deduplication speeds available for any open protocol, inline appliance in their respective classes, doubling the performance over earlier generation DXi products with no change in price. In addition to providing deduplication for backup, Quantum has also incorporated the technology into its StorNext® high-performance data management and archiving software for nearline storage.

About Quantum
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) is the leading global specialist in backup, recovery, and archive. From small businesses to multinational enterprises, more than 50,000 customers trust Quantum to solve their data protection, retention and management challenges. Quantum's best-of-breed, open systems solutions provide significant storage efficiencies and cost savings while minimizing risk and protecting prior investments. They include three market-leading, highly scalable platforms: DXi®-Series disk-based deduplication and replication systems for fast backup and restore, Scalar® tape automation products for disaster recovery and long-term data retention, and StorNext® data management software for high-performance file sharing and archiving. Quantum Corp., 1650 Technology Drive, Suite 800, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 944-4000, www.quantum.com.

Quantum, the Quantum logo, DXi, Scalar and StorNext are registered trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, without limitation, the statement "DXi 2.0 will deliver the highest deduplication speeds available for any open protocol, inline appliance in their respective classes, doubling the performance over earlier generation DXi products with no change in price" is a forward-looking statement within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Quantum on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum's actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statement. More detailed information about these risk factors, and additional risk factors, are set forth in Quantum's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations -- Risk Factors," in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 11, 2010 and in Quantum's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 5, 2010. Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.