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P2i Launches Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Europlasma NV

February 24, 2013

ABINGDON, England, February 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

P2i, the world leader in liquid repellent nano-coating technology, announces it has
commenced legal proceedings against Europlasma NV, a Belgian manufacturer of plasma
equipment, for patent infringement. P2i filed the lawsuit in the United States District
Court for the Central District of California.

P2i’s liquid repellent nano-coating technology is protected by a global portfolio of
65 patent families. Working with leading brands and manufacturers, P2i has applied the
technology to tens of millions of electronic devices worldwide.

Carl Francis, P2i’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “Since P2i launched its
splash-proof technology on smartphones and tablets in October 2011, the demand for
invisible protection against liquids, humidity and corrosion has skyrocketed. Following
the success of P2i, and the uniqueness of our nano-coating technique, a number of
companies have emerged with solutions that have shown to be of lesser performance and
technical effect than our own. P2i alleges that Europlasma NV has copied aspects of P2i’s
protected intellectual property.”

Mr. Francis continued, “We are very proud and passionate about our technology, and are
committed to defending the intellectual property of our company. If necessary we will
proceed with further related lawsuits.”

P2i’s platform technology originated from the UK Ministry of Defence through research
by Dr. Stephen Coulson, who founded P2i and today is the company’s Chief Technical
Officer.

Dr. Coulson commented: “In the past decade, P2i has invested well over 75 million
dollars into the research and development of our liquid repellent technology. As the
market leader in functional nano-coatings, we intend to protect our intellectual property
to the maximum extent against opportunistic companies offering unproven versions of our
patented technology.”

Europlasma NV has not yet responded to the lawsuit.

About P2i

P2i [http://www.p2i.com ] is the world leader in liquid repellent nano-coating
technology. It was established in 2004 to commercialize liquid repellent treatments
developed by the UK’s Ministry of Defence. Now on a commercial scale, P2i’s patented
process has been successfully applied to a wide range of products in a wide range of
markets [http://www.p2i.com/applications.html ] including Electronics, Lifestyle, Life
Sciences, Military & Institutional and Filtration & Energy. See http://www.p2i.com for
more information.

SOURCE P2i Limited


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