Metconnex denies JDSU IP claims

August 4, 2005 Ottawa, Canada -- Metconnex, a supplier of wavelength selective switch (WSS) modules for use in reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs), has issued the following statement in response to allegations filed against Metconnex Canada Inc. and Metconnex Inc. by JDS Uniphase Inc. and JDS Uniphase Corporation:

Aug 4th, 2005

August 4, 2005 Ottawa, Canada -- Metconnex, a supplier of wavelength selective switch (WSS) modules for use in reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs), has issued the following statement in response to allegations filed against Metconnex Canada Inc. and Metconnex Inc. by JDS Uniphase Inc. and JDS Uniphase Corporation:

"On July 27, 2005, Metconnex Canada Inc. was served notice that JDS Uniphase Inc. and JDS Uniphase Corporation have filed suit with the Ontario Superior Court Justice with a statement of claim related to intellectual property. A suit was also filed on July 25, 2005 by JDS Uniphase Corporation against Metconnex Inc. with the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

Metconnex will defend vigorously against these claims. Metconnex respects highly the intellectual property of others and equally expects others to respect its IP. Bolstered by recent design wins, Metconnex will continue to build its business by providing industry leading wavelength selective switching products."

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