OCPI Settles With Stratos

Optical Communication Products settles patent infringement lawsuit with Stratos Lightwave

April 18, 2002

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CHATSWORTH, Calif. -- Optical Communication Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCPI), a manufacturer of fiber optic subsystems and modules for metropolitan area networks and high-speed premises networks, announced today that it has resolved its pending patent infringement lawsuit with Stratos Lightwave, Inc. The lawsuit, originally filed by Methode Electronics, Inc. in October 1999 against OCP and Infineon Technologies Corporation, alleged that OCP's 1x9 pin configuration products and its gigabit interface converter (GBIC) products infringe one or more of Methode's patents. Stratos Lightwave, a Methode spin-off and assignee of the patents-in-suit, was added as an additional plaintiff to the lawsuit in June 2000. The settlement resolves all claims in the lawsuit among OCP, Stratos Lightwave and Methode Electronics. As part of the settlement, OCP has entered into a license agreement with Stratos Lightwave covering Stratos Lightwave's portfolio of optoelectronic transceiver patents. OCP's optoelectronic products covered by this license include its 1x9, GBIC, small form factor (SFF) and small form-factor pluggable (SFP) product families. Optical Communication Products Inc. (OCPI) Stratos Lightwave Inc.

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