Jun 23, 2004

Seagate Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Cornice, Inc.

Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX), the worldwide leader in hard disc drives, today announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Cornice, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

Seagate's lawsuit against Cornice in the U.S. District Court asserts infringement of six United States patents that relate to several areas of disc drive technology. As part of this lawsuit, Seagate is seeking monetary damages and a permanent injunction that bars Cornice from making, using, importing, offering to sell, or selling the allegedly infringing products in the United States.

"We believe very strongly in competing in the marketplace based on the innovation, reliability, performance and quality of our products," said Bill Watkins, Seagate president. "However, we cannot allow the competitive advantage we've established through our long-term investment in R&D to be unfairly attacked by those who would illegally infringe on our technology portfolio and intellectual property."

Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide-range of Enterprise, PC, Notebook, and Consumer Electronics applications. The company is committed to delivering award-winning products, customer support and reliability, to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.

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