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Sisvel grant Buffalo Inc. a Patent License under the Hera Wi-fi Patents

Luxembourg, April 12, 2018

Hera Wireless S.A. a wholly owned subsidiary of Sisvel International announced that it has entered into a Wi-Fi patent license agreement with Buffalo Inc. Buffalo thereby joins the growing list of companies around the world that have access to the portfolio of patents held by Hera, which are essential to the IEEE Wi-Fi Standard.

The agreement between Buffalo and Hera resolves a dispute related to Buffalo’s alleged infringement of Hera’s patents and it provides for a multi-year worldwide patent license covering the sale and distribution of certain Wi-Fi enabled Buffalo products.

The Hera portfolio originated with Sanyo Electric of Japan. Sanyo was deeply involved in the development of this technology standard and was a forerunner of Wi-Fi technological innovation. The Hera portfolio is comprised of over 100 patents, including international coverage with filings in over 40 countries.

About Buffalo

Buffalo, based in Nagoya, Japan, is a leading global provider of award-winning networking, storage and multi-media solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology.

About Sisvel

Sisvel is a world leader in managing intellectual property and maximizing the value of patent rights. Founded in 1982, the Sisvel Group is global in scope and reach, with companies in Italy (Sisvel SpA and Sisvel Technology in None Torinese), the United States (Sisvel US in Arlington and Los Angeles), China (Sisvel Hong Kong), Japan (Sisvel Japan in Tokyo), Germany (Sisvel Germany in Stuttgart), Luxembourg (Sisvel International), and the United Kingdom (Sisvel UK in London), with over one hundred professionals worldwide with technical, legal, and licensing expertise. Sisvel has a long history of managing successful patent portfolios including those related to the audio compression standards known as MP3 and MPEG Audio, and widespread technologies such as OSD (On Screen Display), ATSS (Automatic Tuning & Sorting System), and WSS (Wide Screen Signalling - for automatic switching of television image formats).

Sisvel currently operates patent pools and joint licensing programs for the DVB-T2, MCP, LTE/LTE-A, 3G, Wi-Fi and Recommendation Engine, together with its Sisvel Wireless licensing program.

For additional information, please visit: www.sisvel.com.

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