Unwired Planet Comments On UK High Court Ruling

Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ:UPIP) today announced the UK High Court issued its judgment that patents EP (UK) 2,119,287 and EP (UK) 2,485,514 held by Unwired Planet are invalid for obviousness and will be revoked in the United Kingdom. The judgment comes after the December 2015 trial and concludes the second of five technical trials to be held in the UK.

"We are obviously disappointed with the result but at the same time appreciate that the issues raised were extremely complex both from a legal and technical point of view," said Unwired Planet CEO Boris Teksler. "Our attorneys are currently studying and digesting the judgment. This setback has not diminished our faith in the European courts which we believe continue to serve as a model to the rest of the world on how to conduct complex patent trials."

The third trial is scheduled to begin February 1, 2016, and will cover another cellular standard essential patent (SEP). There will be two additional technical trials in May and July 2016, followed by a separate trial scheduled in October 2016 to cover competition and FRAND damages issues.

The claimants in the UK case, Unwired Planet International, Limited and Unwired Planet, LLC, were represented in the case by Gary Moss, Matthew Jones, Jerome Spaargaren and James Seymour of EIP Legal, and by barristers Richard Meade QC, Isabel Jamal and Jaani Riordan of 8 New Square.

About Unwired Planet

Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPIP) is the inventor of the Mobile Internet and a premier intellectual property company focused exclusively on the mobile industry. The company's patent portfolio of approximately 2,500 issued and pending US and foreign patents, includes technologies that allow mobile devices to connect to the Internet and enable mobile communications. The portfolio spans 2G, 3G, and 4G technologies, as well as cloud-based mobile applications and services. Unwired Planet's portfolio includes patents related to key mobile technologies, including baseband mobile communications, mobile browsers, mobile advertising, push notification technology, maps and location based services, mobile application stores, social networking, mobile gaming, and mobile search. Unwired Planet is headquartered in Los Altos, California. References in this release to Unwired Planet may be to Unwired Planet, Inc. or its subsidiaries.

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