Wowza Responds to Legal Action by Adobe Systems

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Wowza Reaffirms That It Does Not Infringe on Adobe’s Patents and Will Continue to Engage in Skillful and Fair Competition

Wowza Media Systems®, Inc. today addressed a lawsuit (case no. 11-2243, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, San Jose Division) filed last week against the company by Adobe® Systems, Inc. The Adobe lawsuit alleges certain patent infringement and unfair competition complaints regarding Wowza’s business practices.

“Adobe’s lawsuit against our company is completely without merit, and we look forward to resolving this matter in court,” said David Stubenvoll, CEO and co-founder, Wowza Media Systems. “Wowza’s position is that it does not infringe on Adobe patents and that we have engaged only in skillful and fair competition with Adobe. For the implementation in question, we disclosed our activities to Adobe more than five years ago and continued to be open and up front with Adobe regarding our activities. It is only after five years of Wowza growth, independent technology innovation, and market leadership that Adobe unexpectedly filed this unfounded and spurious lawsuit.”

Stubenvoll continued, “Wowza has always had a policy of timely, accurate communications with all current and prospective licensees, and so we have made the decision to communicate this matter swiftly. This action is not anticipated to interrupt our current product offering or future product plans. We will continue to innovate and provide the market with the best technology at reasonable prices while we respond in court to these unfounded allegations. We remain confident in our intellectual property position and welcome the opportunity to settle this matter definitively.”

About Wowza Media Systems
Wowza Media Systems® is the “any screen done right™” media server software company delivering an industrial-strength infrastructure for live video, video-on-demand, live recording, and video chat. Wowza® has a singular focus on delivering high-performance media server software to service providers, media properties, enterprises, and other organizations serious about delivering video to any digital screen — computer, mobile phone, or home TV. More than 70,000 global licensees in entertainment, social media, advertising, enterprise, education, government, and Internet commerce have deployed Wowza’s media server software to date. Wowza Media Systems is privately held with headquarters in Evergreen, Colo. More information is available at

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