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US District Court Again Awards Sanctions Against Prassi Software USA Inc.

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Adaptec, Inc. and Roxio, Inc. today announced that the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has again awarded monetary sanctions against Prassi Software USA Inc. ("Prassi") in the ongoing lawsuit between Adaptec, Inc. and Prassi concerning Prassi's copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation and breaches of contract. This, most recent, award of monetary sanctions follows the United States District Court's Order finding Prassi in contempt of court for violations of the preliminary injunction and awarding the amount of $160,000 to Adaptec, Inc. for such violations.

The most recent sanctions award arises from Prassi's violations of prior discovery orders and what the court characterized as "obstructive conduct." On this occasion, Magistrate Judge Edward A. Infante awarded Adaptec $33,896.31 as monetary sanctions "to deter defendants from such obstructive conduct in the future."

In response to this sanctions award, Dana Miles, the Vice President and General Counsel of Adaptec, Inc. stated, "This latest award, just like the earlier determination that the defendants were in contempt of the preliminary injunction, confirms both the court's and Adaptec's intention to require compliance with the law and to seek all appropriate remedies for Prassi's misconduct. Adaptec will continue to vigorously protect its intellectual property and to seek all appropriate remedies from Prassi for that conduct." Adaptec's action against Prassi Software USA Inc. and its principals is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California before District Judge Jeremy Fogel. No trial date has been set.

About Adaptec

Adaptec provides broad-markets with intelligent, highly available storage access that reliably moves, manages and protects critical data and digital content. Adaptec's storage solutions are found in high-performance networks, servers, workstations and desktops from the world's leading manufacturers, and are sold through distribution channels to ISPs, enterprises, medium and small businesses and consumers. Adaptec is an S&P 500 member. More information is available at www.adaptec.com.

About Roxio

Roxio Inc. is a leading provider of digital content management software for personal computers. Its flagship products include Easy CD Creator and Toast, popular software for CD Recording on Windows and Macintosh platforms. Roxio's line of optical recording software enables individuals to personalize and store music, photographs, video and data onto recordable CDs. Roxio also markets system protection software, GoBack that provides quick recovery from system crashes, virus attacks, and human error. Roxio complements its global retail and distribution presence with strong OEM relationships with major computer system and hardware manufacturers, and other strategic partners. Located in Milpitas California, Roxio is a wholly owned subsidiary of Adaptec, Inc.

SOURCE: Roxio, Inc.




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