Press Release For Immediate Release
GraphOn Files Lawsuit for Patent Infringement
SANTA CRUZ, CA, USA – March 10, 2008 – GraphOn Corporation (OTCBB: GOJO.OB), a leading
worldwide developer of server-based application publishing and Web-enabling software solutions,
announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against Classified Ventures, LLC; IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ
GS:IACI); Match.com (an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp); Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ GS:YHOO);
eHarmony.com (privately held); and CareerBuilder, LLC alleging infringement of four GraphOn patents.
Classified Ventures is a joint venture among Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC), Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The
McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Co. (NYSE: TRB), and The Washington Post Co. (NYSE: WPO).
CareerBuilder is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), Tribune Company, The McClatchy Company
(NYSE:MNI), and Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT).
The complaint, filed in United States District Court in the Eastern District of Texas, alleges infringement of
U.S. Patent Nos. 6,324,538 (the ‘538 patent), 6,850,940 (the ‘940 patent), 7,028,034 (the ‘034 patent) and
7,269,591 (the ‘591 patent) which protect GraphOn’s unique method of maintaining an automated and
network-accessible database. The suit alleges that the named companies infringe the GraphOn patents on
each of their popular and widely used Web sites. The suit seeks permanent injunctive relief along with
This lawsuit follows the filing of a lawsuit against AutoTrader.com, Inc. in November 2005 claiming
infringement of the ‘538 and ‘940 patents and the filing of a lawsuit against Juniper Networks in August 2007
claiming infringement of three GraphOn patents which protect GraphOn’s fundamental network security and
firewall technologies. In January 2008, GraphOn announced a license agreement and the end of its legal
dispute with AutoTrader.com.
GraphOn obtained the ’538 and ‘940 patents and the applications that resulted in the ‘034 and ‘591 patents
as part of its acquisition of Network Engineering Software, Inc. (NES) in February 2005. In addition to the
subject patents, GraphOn acquired intellectual property, other patents, and other patent applications
resulting from more than ten years of development effort by NES.
“The acquisition of NES provided GraphOn with technology that has application both to our current
GO-Global product line and to the development of new products,” said Robert Dilworth, GraphOn’s chief
executive officer. “The number of patents now owned by GraphOn as a result of the NES acquisition has
increased to nineteen, a number that is expected to continue to increase as patent applications on file at the
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office mature into issued patents. Aggressively protecting the technology
represented in these patents is important to maximizing their value to GraphOn.”
About GraphOn Corporation
GraphOn Corporation is a publicly-traded company headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. For over a
decade, GraphOn has been an innovator of cost-effective, advanced solutions that help customers access
applications from anywhere. GraphOn’s high-performance software provides fast remote access, cross-
platform connectivity, and a centralized architecture that delivers a dramatically lower cost of ownership. The
company’s solutions run under Microsoft (MSFT) Windows, Linux and UNIX, including Sun (JAVA) Solaris,
IBM AIX, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) HP-UX, and others. For more information, call 1.800.GRAPHON in the
USA, +44.1344.668534 in Europe, or visit www.graphon.com.
This press release contains statements that are forward looking as that term is defined by the United States Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results will
differ due to factors such as shifts in customer demand, product shipment schedules, product mix, competitive products and pricing,
technological shifts and other variables. Readers are referred to GraphOn's most recent periodic and other reports filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission.
GraphOn and GO-Global are registered trademarks of GraphOn Corp. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.