Corning takes action against Highwave Optical Technologies on patent infringement

July 5, 2001
July 5, 2001--Corning Incorporated initiated an action in Federal District Court against Highwave Optical Technologies of Lannion, France for patent infringement.

Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) initiated an action in Federal District Court against Highwave Optical Technologies of Lannion, France for patent infringement. The complaint identifies Highwave as infringing a Corning patent involved in the design and manufacture of photonic optical fiber.

Corning PureMode Photonic Fiber is a line of specialty fibers used in many high-performance optical communication devices including passive and active fiber-based components, optical amplifiers, dispersion-compensation fiber modules, and transmission lasers. Corning is a supplier of photonic fibers, including polarization-maintaining, high-index, reduced-cladding, erbium-doped, and photosensitive optical fibers.

About Corning Incorporated:

Established in 1851, Corning Incorporated manufactures optical fiber, cable and photonic products for the telecommunications industry; and high-performance displays and components for television, information technology and other communications-related industries. For more information, visit www.corning.com.

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