Information Holdings Inc. Expands Alliance with Lexis-Nexis PATEX licensing exchange to be marketed by Lexis-Nexis

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Lexis-Nexis Group

    NEW YORK and DAYTON, Ohio, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Holdings
 Inc. (NYSE:   IHI) and Lexis-Nexis announced today that they have expanded their
 alliance agreement whereby LPS Group, a unit of Information Holdings, will
 provide Lexis-Nexis customers access to its PATEX online licensing exchange
 ( www.patex.com ).
     The PATEX site provides intellectual property attorneys and their clients
 an online platform to showcase their available patents and technologies to
 prospective licensees and to look for innovative solutions and new product
 ideas.
     The original alliance between the companies involved the license to Lexis-
 Nexis of intellectual property content from Information Holdings, including
 international patent applications and trademark registrations. The expanded
 alliance has enabled Lexis-Nexis to go beyond the enhancement of its
 intellectual property research offerings and provide its customers with an
 actual patent licensing site whereby patent owners and their attorneys have
 access to potential patent licensees in numbers previously impossible to reach
 through conventional means.
     "The expanded alliance will advance the Lexis-Nexis goal of offering value
 added services to its intellectual property customers by providing not only
 content for research, but also the tools and services that will help
 intellectual property attorneys perform the tasks involved in their daily
 practice," stated Jeff Pfeifer, vice president of Large Law Firm Marketing for
 Lexis-Nexis.
     The agreement establishes a co-branding, cross-linking relationship
 between the companies. Visitors to the PATEX Web site can learn about and link
 to Lexis-Nexis, and visitors to the Lexis-Nexis Patents Practice Area Page can
 link to the PATEX Web site to use its online licensing service. "We are
 pleased to form this alliance with Lexis-Nexis and look forward to helping
 intellectual property lawyers better serve their clients' licensing needs,"
 commented Dooyong Lee, president of LPS Group.
     This press release includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to
 the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
 1995. Although the Company believes the expectations contained in such
 forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such
 expectations will prove to be correct. This information may involve risks and
 uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the
 forward-looking statements.  Factors which could cause or contribute to such
 differences include, but are not limited to, factors detailed in the Company's
 Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
 
     About Information Holdings Inc.
     LPS Group is the intellectual property consulting and licensing division
 of Information Holdings Inc. Information Holdings Inc. is a leading provider
 of information products and services to scientific, technical, medical,
 intellectual property and IT learning markets. Through its Intellectual
 Property Group, which includes MicroPatent(R), Master Data Center(TM),
 IDRAC(R), and LPS Group, the Company provides a broad array of databases,
 information products and complementary services for intellectual property and
 regulatory professionals. The Company is recognized as a leading provider of
 intellectual property information over the Internet. The Company's CRC
 Press(R) business publishes professional and academic books, journals,
 newsletters and electronic databases covering areas such as life sciences,
 environmental sciences, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences and
 business. The Company's Transcender(R) unit is a leading online provider of IT
 certification test-preparation products. Its products include exam simulations
 for certifications from major hardware and software providers. Information
 Holdings Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trades under the
 symbol IHI.
 
     About Lexis-Nexis
     The Lexis-Nexis Group unites strong brands, pioneering technologies and
 premium information for customers in the legal, corporate, government and
 education markets. Its products are available via the Web, dial-up online, CD-
 ROM, and books. A trusted source, the company offers targeted information
 solutions that can be integrated into its customers' business processes and
 systems. Combining searchable access to over three billion documents from
 thousands of sources with leading edge systems and tools for managing this
 content, Lexis-Nexis delivers a high quality resource with which to build
 legal research and knowledge-management solutions for the entire enterprise.
 For more information, please visit www.lexis-nexis.com .
     Lexis-Nexis Group operating units also include Martindale-Hubbell,
 Butterworths Tolley in the UK, Editions du Juris-Classeur in France and other
 legal publishing businesses in Europe, North and South America, South Africa,
 Asia and the Pacific. The Lexis-Nexis Group is a member the Reed Elsevier plc
 group, a global publisher and information provider. For more information,
 please visit www.reed-elsevier.com .
 
     Lexis-Nexis, Shepard's, lexis.com and Martindale-Hubbell are registered
 trademarks, lexisONE is a service mark, and MICHIE is a trademark of Reed
 Elsevier Properties Inc., used under license. Matthew Bender is a registered
 trademark of Matthew Bender Properties Inc.
 
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    NEW YORK and DAYTON, Ohio, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Information Holdings
 Inc. (NYSE:   IHI) and Lexis-Nexis announced today that they have expanded their
 alliance agreement whereby LPS Group, a unit of Information Holdings, will
 provide Lexis-Nexis customers access to its PATEX online licensing exchange
 ( www.patex.com ).
     The PATEX site provides intellectual property attorneys and their clients
 an online platform to showcase their available patents and technologies to
 prospective licensees and to look for innovative solutions and new product
 ideas.
     The original alliance between the companies involved the license to Lexis-
 Nexis of intellectual property content from Information Holdings, including
 international patent applications and trademark registrations. The expanded
 alliance has enabled Lexis-Nexis to go beyond the enhancement of its
 intellectual property research offerings and provide its customers with an
 actual patent licensing site whereby patent owners and their attorneys have
 access to potential patent licensees in numbers previously impossible to reach
 through conventional means.
     "The expanded alliance will advance the Lexis-Nexis goal of offering value
 added services to its intellectual property customers by providing not only
 content for research, but also the tools and services that will help
 intellectual property attorneys perform the tasks involved in their daily
 practice," stated Jeff Pfeifer, vice president of Large Law Firm Marketing for
 Lexis-Nexis.
     The agreement establishes a co-branding, cross-linking relationship
 between the companies. Visitors to the PATEX Web site can learn about and link
 to Lexis-Nexis, and visitors to the Lexis-Nexis Patents Practice Area Page can
 link to the PATEX Web site to use its online licensing service. "We are
 pleased to form this alliance with Lexis-Nexis and look forward to helping
 intellectual property lawyers better serve their clients' licensing needs,"
 commented Dooyong Lee, president of LPS Group.
     This press release includes forward-looking statements made pursuant to
 the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
 1995. Although the Company believes the expectations contained in such
 forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such
 expectations will prove to be correct. This information may involve risks and
 uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the
 forward-looking statements.  Factors which could cause or contribute to such
 differences include, but are not limited to, factors detailed in the Company's
 Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
 
     About Information Holdings Inc.
     LPS Group is the intellectual property consulting and licensing division
 of Information Holdings Inc. Information Holdings Inc. is a leading provider
 of information products and services to scientific, technical, medical,
 intellectual property and IT learning markets. Through its Intellectual
 Property Group, which includes MicroPatent(R), Master Data Center(TM),
 IDRAC(R), and LPS Group, the Company provides a broad array of databases,
 information products and complementary services for intellectual property and
 regulatory professionals. The Company is recognized as a leading provider of
 intellectual property information over the Internet. The Company's CRC
 Press(R) business publishes professional and academic books, journals,
 newsletters and electronic databases covering areas such as life sciences,
 environmental sciences, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences and
 business. The Company's Transcender(R) unit is a leading online provider of IT
 certification test-preparation products. Its products include exam simulations
 for certifications from major hardware and software providers. Information
 Holdings Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and trades under the
 symbol IHI.
 
     About Lexis-Nexis
     The Lexis-Nexis Group unites strong brands, pioneering technologies and
 premium information for customers in the legal, corporate, government and
 education markets. Its products are available via the Web, dial-up online, CD-
 ROM, and books. A trusted source, the company offers targeted information
 solutions that can be integrated into its customers' business processes and
 systems. Combining searchable access to over three billion documents from
 thousands of sources with leading edge systems and tools for managing this
 content, Lexis-Nexis delivers a high quality resource with which to build
 legal research and knowledge-management solutions for the entire enterprise.
 For more information, please visit www.lexis-nexis.com .
     Lexis-Nexis Group operating units also include Martindale-Hubbell,
 Butterworths Tolley in the UK, Editions du Juris-Classeur in France and other
 legal publishing businesses in Europe, North and South America, South Africa,
 Asia and the Pacific. The Lexis-Nexis Group is a member the Reed Elsevier plc
 group, a global publisher and information provider. For more information,
 please visit www.reed-elsevier.com .
 
     Lexis-Nexis, Shepard's, lexis.com and Martindale-Hubbell are registered
 trademarks, lexisONE is a service mark, and MICHIE is a trademark of Reed
 Elsevier Properties Inc., used under license. Matthew Bender is a registered
 trademark of Matthew Bender Properties Inc.
 
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