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NEW YORK -November 5, 2015- Vringo, Inc. (VRNG), a company engaged in the innovation, development and monetization of intellectual property as well as the commercialization and distribution of wire-free charging and rugged computing devices, today provided an update on its global enforcement actions against ZTE.

The Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris issued its judgment in the patent infringement lawsuit between Vringo`s wholly-owned subsidiary, Vringo Infrastructure, Inc., and ZTE Corporation and its French subsidiary, ZTE France SASU. The Tribunal found claims 1 to 11 and 13 of European patent 1,221,212 (the "EP 212 Patent") invalid and claims 1 to 5 and 10 to 15 of European patent 1,186,119 (the "EP 119 Patent") not implemented in the relevant standard. Vringo filed the lawsuit on April 2, 2013, based on particular information uncovered during a seizure to obtain evidence of infringement, known as a saisie-contrefaçon, which was executed at two of ZTE`s facilities in France. Vringo plans to appeal the Tribunal`s`s judgment; the appeal will be heard de novo.

The EP 119 Patent has previously been found infringed by ZTE in Germany, where Vringo has enforced an injunction against ZTE. That injunction remains in place. Separately, the 119 patent was previously found valid by the European Patent office when validity its validity was challenged by Qualcomm.

"Today, ZTE issued a statement regarding court rulings in France and the Netherlands.
Our global litigation track record against ZTE speaks for itself. With so few positive rulings in a worldwide campaign, ZTE clearly feels a need to recycle news that Vringo has previously disclosed to its shareholders regarding the Netherlands. We remain confident in our strategy, and the table below demonstrates that we have been unceasingly successful in our litigations against ZTE. ZTE remains enjoined in three countries on three separate patents and remains an unwilling licensee. Despite various court orders and expert report findings, ZTE continues to practice abusive litigation tactics in courts around the world, including the United States. It is unrealistic to believe that Vringo will win every ruling or case but rest assured that we expect to execute and continue our favorable overall record," said David Cohen, Vringo`s Chief Legal and Intellectual Property Officer.

ZTE`s Proven Infringement of Vringo`s Intellectual Property

Country Judgment Date of Judgment
Brazil Preliminary Injunction issued against ZTE (ZTE has unsuccessfully...