September 16, 2008

Optellios Sues Future Fiber Technologies for Patent Infringement

Optellios, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced fiber optic intrusion detection system and security management platform, announced today that it has filed claims against Future Fibre Technologies (FFT) in an action pending at the United States District Court in the Middle District of Florida. Optellios claims that FFT has willfully infringed one of Optellios' patents, (US Patent No. 7,142,736) and, in remedy thereof, seeks injunctive relief along with monetary damages.

Optellios invests significant time and resources in developing state-of-the-art technologies and it will not hesitate to enforce its legitimate patent rights. Optellios has successfully defended its intellectual properties rights before under similar circumstances, and management believes that the current claims also will be resolved in its favor on the same or similar basis.