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Crossroads Systems Begins Marketing Non-'972 Patents to Potential Buyers
PR Newswire

AUSTIN, Texas, June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS), an intellectual property licensing company, today announced that Aqua Licensing, Crossroads' patent broker, has initiated the marketing of Crossroads' 141 non-'972 patents and pending patents to potential buyers.

On March 22, 2016, Crossroads announced plans to enhance its cash position through the potential sale of its non-'972 portfolio. The patents, which are owned by a limited partnership controlled by an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group, are separated into five families: optimizing command processing, enabling interoperability, managing the network, enhancing tape libraries, and improving data systems.

Additional information on the portfolio may be found here

Portions of the portfolio may be sold at various times, or a single buyer could purchase the entire group of assets. Crossroads cannot guarantee if or when a sale will occur.

About Crossroads Systems

Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) is an intellectual property licensing company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Founded in 1996 as a product solutions company, Crossroads created some of the storage industry's most fundamental patents and has licensed patents to more than 50 companies since 2000. Visit

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Investor Contact:
Mark Hood
Crossroads Systems

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Matthew Zintel
Zintel Public Relations

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