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Internet Patents Corporation Issues Comment Regarding U.S. District Court Ruling

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2013) - Internet Patents Corporation ( NASDAQ : PTNT ) ("IPC"), the owner of U.S. Patent No. 7,707,505 ("the '505 patent"), and other patents, today commented on the dismissal of its patent infringement lawsuit against The General Insurance Services, Inc. ("The General") by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on September 24, 2013.

The District Court dismissed the case before The General answered the complaint, and before any discovery or claim construction of the '505 patent could occur. The basis of the decision was that U.S. Patent No. 7,707,505 ("Dynamic Tabs for a Graphical User Interface") was invalid for lack of patent-eligible subject matter. IPC therefore expects the court to also dismiss its lawsuits against Tree.com, Quinstreet and Active Networks because they similarly allege infringement of the '505 patent.

"We are very disappointed in the court's ruling. In our view, the District Court did not properly apply the law on patent eligibility, and misconstrued the substance of the technology claimed in the '505 patent. We intend to file an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The appeal process is expected to take more than one year, during which we do not plan to file additional lawsuits," said Hussein Enan, Chairman and CEO of Internet Patents Corporation.

About Internet Patents Corporation
Headquartered in Sacramento, CA, Internet Patents Corporation ( NASDAQ : PTNT ) operates a patent licensing business focused on its e-commerce technologies. www.internetpatentscorporation.net

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