Japan Grants Longbow™ Patent, Joining UK, USA, Mexico and Australia in Validating Obsidian’s Claim to Long-Haul InfiniBand

Savvy IP Firm Fish and Richardson Seeks to Expand Obsidian’s IP Portfolio

RESTON, VA – February 7, 2012 – Obsidian is very pleased to announce that Japan has joined the growing list of countries including the United Kingdom, United States of America, Mexico and Australia to issue a patent to Obsidian under Patent Application No. 2008-521757 (International Application No. PCT/CA2006/001161) for: A Method to Extend the Physical Reach of an InfiniBand Network.

“We are delighted to see countries with a vested interest in High Performance Computing, such as Japan, acknowledge our Longbow technology,” said Dr. David Southwell, Obsidian’s Chief Visionary Officer, who went on to say “as the critical element in ultra low-latency InfiniBand applications over Metro or Wide Area Networks we look forward to developing strong business relationships with some of the world’s most advanced technology providers in jurisdictions throughout the world.”

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 shortrange 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. www.obsidianstrategics.com.

About Fish & Richardson
Fish & Richardson is a global law firm providing strategic counseling and litigation services to innovative clients who seek to protect and maximize the value of their intellectual property (IP). With more than 375 attorneys and technology specialists practicing IP strategy and counseling, IP litigation, and business litigation, Fish is known for its superior technical expertise. Fish has been named top patent litigation firm in the country for seven straight years, a premier IP firm for America’s biggest companies, and an elite top tier law practice. For more information, visit www.fr.com or follow @fishrichardson on Twitter