Glenayre Responds to BellSouth Infringement Suit
ATLANTA, GA - Glenayre Technologies Inc. responded to allegations by BellSouth that Glenayre infringed upon BellSouth's "Personal Number Communication System" patent. Glenayre has learned that a lawsuit for alleged patent infringement was filed January 28, 2003. Eric Doggett, president and chief executive officer for Glenayre stated, "We have performed a thorough investigation of the patent and BellSouth's allegations with intellectual property counsel and have concluded that BellSouth's allegations are without merit. In numerous discussions and written communications with BellSouth prior to this filing, Glenayre has demonstrated that none of our products or technologies infringe upon the BellSouth patent. We are surprised that Bellsouth would use this patent, which we believe to be of questionable validity and value, and the associated allegations, which we believe to be without merit, as the basis for their patent enforcement strategy. Glenayre respects the intellectual property of others and expects the same in return. We will vigorously defend our position."