Fish & Richardson joins the Obsidian Team to Manage a Growing Intellectual Property Portfolio

Top U.S.A. IP Firm Sees Long-Term Value in Longbow™

RESTON, VA – December 22, 2011 – Obsidian is very pleased to announce that effective immediately, top-ranked Fish & Richardson have teamed with Obsidian Strategics Inc., the supercomputer technology firm, to provide patent prosecution, technology licencing and patent enforcement services, commencing with the development of a global licensing and OEM partnering strategy for Obsidian's patented technologies.

Chosen from among thousands of firms nationally as the “Patent Law Firm of the Year”, Fish & Richardson was recently featured in the November 15, 2011 issue of U.S. News & World Report and in Corporate Counsel’s 10th annual “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies?” named the #1 intellectual property (IP) litigation law firm for America’s largest corporations - listed as outside IP litigation counsel by 13 Fortune 100 companies including the 3M Company; Google, Inc.; Bank of America Corporation; Samsung Electronics America, Inc.; Target Corporation; and Allergan, Inc.

After a thorough assessment of Obsidian’s foundational patent, Kathi Lutton, a principal at Fish & Richardson based in Silicon Valley, sees particular strength in the Obsidian technology portfolio: “Their use of the InfiniBand protocol for high performance data transport is truly unique and enables numerous applications across a multitude of market segments.” While her colleague from the Twin Cities office, Richard Anderson, noted “. . . with ever increasing Big Data, the advent of Cloud Computing and the inherent need for privacy & security in the Enterprise and Healthcare industries, licensees of Obsidian’s patented technology will benefit from this IP well into the future. We are very excited to be working with this leading edge group to, expand the IP portfolio both here in the United States and internationally.”

“I would like to extend a hearty welcome to Fish & Richardson and in particular, to Kathi and Rick”, said Obsidian's Chairman & CEO, Bill Halina, “as we expand Obsidian’s reach from innovator for next generation military networks to a B2B Technology partner for some of the world’s largest IT firms we’re delighted to be able to draw upon the proven experience and expertise available in such a prestigious and capable firm – great to have you aboard!”

About Obsidian Strategics
Obsidian Strategics™ is the developer of Longbow™, a series of InfiniBand products featuring range extension, routing and encryption. Longbow technology allows an InfiniBand fabric, normally a short-range network used in high-performance computing, to be extended via optical fiber over varying distances. Longbow connects across Campus, Metro or Global networks to enable unparalleled real-time backup over long-distance, high-bandwidth video transmission and efficient movement of large data sets to compute and storage resources.