Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited Updates on the Andrew Lawsuit

Aug 22, 2011, 08:16 ET from Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited

HONG KONG, Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Reference is made to the voluntary announcement of Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 2342) and certain members of the Group ("the Company") dated 17 June 2011 (the "Announcement") in relation to the litigation against the Company by Andrew LLC ("Andrew") with respect to an alleged patent infringement by the Company. Unless otherwise stated, capitalised terms used herein shall bear the same meanings as defined in the Announcement.

As disclosed in the Announcement, the patent covering Andrew's RET Antenna was declared void by the Beijing Intermediate People's Court in late 2010. Andrew appealed the decision to the Beijing High People's Court. On 16 August 2011, the Beijing High People's Court issued an order confirming the decision of the Beijing Intermediate People's Court. With the court decision, the Company has therefore applied to the Patent Reexamination Office of the State Intellectual Property Office to confirm that the patent asserted by Andrew in China shall be revoked. The final order from the Beijing High People's Court supports the Company's position in the application.

In relation to the litigation in Brazil, the Company is pleased to announce that the Brazilian courts have refused Andrew's requests for an order that would limit or otherwise interrupt the Company's sales of relevant antenna products. The Company is considering the possibility of filing counterclaims in Brazil against Andrew.

The Company will make further announcement(s) as and when appropriate pursuant to the requirements of the Listing Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.

About Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Limited

As one of the leading wireless solution providers in the world, Comba is primarily engaged in the R&D and manufacturing of wireless enhancement products including RRU, base station subsystems & antennas, and wireless transmission & access systems. The Company also provides complete turnkey solutions and services to its global customers. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Comba's global operations include manufacturing platforms in China, R&D centers in China and the USA, and over 40 offices worldwide. Since December 2003, Comba has been a constituent of the MSCI China Small Cap Index. In September 2009, Comba was named "Asia's 200 Best Under A Billion" by Forbes. In March 2010, it was included into the Hang Seng Composite Index Series (under the Information Technology category). In May 2011, Comba secured winning places in five categories in FinanceAsia's Top Companies Poll, namely, "Best Mid-Cap" (first place), "Most Committed to a Strong Dividend Policy", "Best Corporate Social Responsibility", "Best Corporate Governance", and "Best Managed Company". For further information, please visit:  

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