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Riverbed Sues Quantum

SAN FRANCISCO -- Riverbed Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:RVBD), the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS), announced today that it has filed a patent infringement claim against Quantum Corporation.

Riverbed's complaint, filed in Federal District Court in San Francisco, identifies Quantum's data storage products utilizing its "data de-duplication" technology as infringing Riverbed's U.S. Patent No. 7,116,249. The products accused of infringing include Quantum's DXi7500, DXi5500 and DXi3500 data backup and storage products. Riverbed seeks damages for infringement, including treble damages for willful infringement, and a permanent injunction against further infringement by Quantum.

"Riverbed has a portfolio of valuable and pioneering patents, said Brett Nissenberg, general counsel and vice president of corporate and legal affairs at Riverbed. “Quantum’s recent patent infringement suit against Riverbed caused us to carefully evaluate Quantum's DXi-series products and its "de-duplication" technology. In the process we discovered that Quantum is infringing one of Riverbed's fundamental patents covering data storage systems. We are therefore seeking substantial compensation from Quantum as well as a permanent injunction. We intend to vigorously protect the data storage technology covered by the '249 patent."

Riverbed Technology Inc.