Amphion Innovations plc Partner Company DataTern
Signs IP License Agreement with VISA
London and New York, 17 October 2008 - Amphion Innovations plc (LSE: AMP) (“Amphion”), today announces that DataTern, Inc., has agreed a non-exclusive license of its key ObjectSpark® database patents to VISA Inc. and VISA USA., Inc. Terms of the license agreement are in line with management’s expectations about the value and breadth of this technology.
Joseph Flicek, DataTern’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Following the license agreement with RedHat, this settlement with VISA provides additional evidence of the industry’s acceptance of DataTern’s ObjectSpark® technologies. DataTern is currently in active licensing discussions with ten companies. The Directors and I believe there are a large number of other potential licensees and I look forward to being able to announce further developments in the near future.”
DataTern, Inc., wholly owned by Amphion Innovations plc, was established in order to commercialize selected intellectual property opportunities in partnership with Amphion’s Partner Companies.
Richard Morgan, Chief Executive Officer of Amphion, said, “The ObjectSpark® technologies have utility in many industries and this licensing agreement is another step forward for DataTern. We continue to believe that DataTern’s activities will create significant added value for Amphion’s shareholders and provide Amphion with an alternative and increasingly reliable source of cash flow to underpin its operating and investment activities. Amphion’s Partner Companies currently own or control over 150 separately identified pieces of intellectual property, a number which is growing rapidly each year.”
For further information please contact
Amphion Innovations plc
Charlie Morgan, Director of Communications
+1 212 210 6224 (New York)
Tim Robertson/ Jamie Milton/ Matthew Law
+44 020 7930 0777 (London)
Charles Stanley Securities - Nominated Adviser
Mark Taylor / Freddy Crossley
+44 20 7149 6000
About Amphion Innovations plc
Amphion (LSE: AMP) builds shareholder value in high growth companies in the medical and technology sectors, by using a focused, hands-on company building approach, based on decades of experience in both the US and UK. Amphion has significant shareholding in 10 Partner Companies, developing proven technologies targeting substantial commercial marketplaces, each in excess of $1 billion. Each Partner Company is chosen with the goal of achieving an exit valuation in excess of $100 million.
On the web: www.amphionplc.com
About DataTern, Inc.
DataTern owns and develops critical technology that provides next generation software solutions for our customers. DataTern’s patented product offering include ObjectSpark® Technologies, which allow customers to develop their own customized data services layers, making the company’s offerings valuable to most industries, including automotive, banking, chemical, communications, financial, government, healthcare, insurance, pharmaceutical, trading, and many others. Non-exclusive licenses for DataTern’s technologies and patents are available on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms. For licensing terms, please contact email@example.com.
On the web: www.datatern.com