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Crossroads Systems Announces Patent Litigation Update Including Results of Markman Hearing
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AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data storage solutions, today announced an update to its patent infringement litigation against defendants Oracle, NetApp, Cisco, Quantum, Dot Hill, and Huawei. Crossroads is seeking monetary damages for infringement of U.S. patents 6,425,035, 7,051,147, 7,934,041, and 7,987,311.

Yesterday, the Federal Court in the Western District of Texas entered an order in which the Court determined the meaning of 17 disputed claim terms in the patents-in-suit. The order was consistent with the Special Master's recommendation issued on February 23, 2015 and overruled the defendants' objections on almost all disputed claims terms. The Markman order also closely parallels the claim constructions in previous litigation. A Markman order is significant to a patent case because it provides clarity to a number of patent infringement and validity arguments and must be followed by a jury in deliberations.

This was the fourth time the Court has reviewed the meaning of the patent claims relating to Crossroads' '972 patent portfolio. Various patents in Crossroads' '972 access controls patent portfolio have been licensed to 51 companies over 14 years. Crossroads has received over $61 million in license fees and awards over that period.

In conjunction with the Markman Order, the Court also granted a motion to stay the cases until the Patent Trial and Appeal Board issues a final decision in the instituted inter partes reviews. The first decision is expected in January 2016.

"This is an extremely important and positive step in our litigation," said Richard K. Coleman, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer at Crossroads Systems. "The judge's Markman ruling confirms our belief that the defendants are infringing our intellectual property and strengthens our resolve to recover the hundreds of millions of dollars we believe could be due our shareholders."

About Crossroads Systems 
Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) is a global provider of data storage solutions. Through the innovative use of new technologies, Crossroads delivers customer-driven solutions that enable proactive data security, advanced data archiving, optimized performance and significant cost-savings. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Austin, TX, Crossroads has been awarded more than 100 patents and has been honored with numerous industry awards for data archiving, storage and protection. Visit

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