FuseTalk Inc. Licenses Strategic Internet Patent Portfolio

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FuseTalk™ gains important patent rights for online forums, blogs and wikis, business improvement and business intelligence software. The license patents are highly complementary to Fusetalk's existing intellectual property assets.

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FuseTalk is a leading vendor of discussion forum software including blogs and wikis, with collaborative business intelligence and improvement software capabilities

FuseTalk Inc. announced today that it has signed a new software patent license agreement with Cerinet Inc. Under the agreement, FuseTalk receives a lives-of-patents license under certain patents and applications for fields of use relevant and exclusive to FuseTalk's current and planned products. The effective date of the agreement is December 30, 2009. All other terms of the agreement are confidential.

"We are glad to enter into this exclusive agreement for our fields of use. Cerinet's patent portfolio is impressive. It provides FuseTalk with important IP rights - from freedom to operate to exclusivity within its domain in the respective patent geographies," said Greg Waite, President and CEO of FuseTalk Inc. "The agreement is important for FuseTalk customers and partners, current and future, and opens a licensing program to relevant vendors who want to respect patent rights and insulate themselves and their customers from infringement risks," added Waite.

"FuseTalk is a leading vendor of discussion forum software including blogs and wikis, with collaborative business intelligence and improvement software capabilities," said Fred DuFresne, President of Cerinet Inc. "Cerinet is proud to license our patents to FuseTalk and provide them with the full benefit of exclusive patent rights in their domain."

About FuseTalk

FuseTalk™ Inc. is the leading provider of discussion forums, blogging tools, wikis and collaboration solutions. Available in ColdFusion MX and .NET platforms, FuseTalk enables organizations to build an interactive community that can share knowledge, exchange information and views, and help solve problems. FuseTalk brings the power of discussion to your customers, partners, employees, and stakeholders through its fully-featured, secure and customizable web interface. Highly scalable and configurable, FuseTalk accommodates any number of users, and offers an easy-to-use friendly user interface. A single FuseTalk installation can run a thousand different forums - all with different access rights and users. FuseDiligence leverages all of the capabilities of FuseTalk and provides powerful, patent and patent pending traits that make FuseDiligence "business essential" Collaborative Business Improvement Software™. Coupled with content, FuseDiligence can greatly assist subject matter specific managers, consultants and channel partners realize huge benefits in terms of time, money and effectiveness.

About Cerinet

The Cerinet patent portfolio focuses on Internet based client server computing development and deployment. The company actively pursues the acquisition, licensing and enforcement of its intellectual properties. Cerinet has years of intellectual property litigation and litigation support experience, and has successfully negotiated licensing agreements for its properties with corporations of all sizes. To date, every patent action, including protracted litigation against Microsoft Corporation, has been settled on satisfactory terms. This experience enables Cerinet to understand the value of intellectual property in the context of constantly evolving legal and business environments, and to assist patent owners of all sizes and backgrounds to maximize their worth. Our services include patent portfolio management, individual patent valuation, expert testimony and report development, and litigation strategy assistance.


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Lesley Huppert
FuseTalk, Inc.
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