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Xerox Expands Technology Commercialization Initiatives

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--Oct. 8, 2003-- To further boost the value generated from its extensive portfolio of technology, Xerox Corporation today appointed IPVALUE Management as its worldwide agent for the commercialization of intellectual property. Under a five-year agreement, IPVALUE will work on a range of initiatives, including patent licensing, technology licensing and technology transfer. "Xerox has one of the industry's richest patent portfolios, which is growing every day as our prolific inventors develop breakthrough technologies in areas like digital imaging and document management. Much of this technology becomes the foundation of Xerox's advanced products and solutions," said Herve Gallaire, president, Xerox Innovation Group, and the company's chief technology officer. "At the same time, Xerox benefits from significant licensing and commercialization arrangements with companies who also recognize the value of Xerox innovation. By adding the resources of IPVALUE Management to Xerox's aggressive licensing activities, we will capitalize even further on the commercialization of Xerox's intellectual property." "IPVALUE's core focus is delivering a 'return on invention,'" said Vincent Pluvinage, IPVALUE's president and chief executive officer. "Our licensing professionals have collectively generated more than $2.5 billion in licensing revenue for major technology companies. By combining our proven competencies with Xerox innovation, we can help drive additional revenue-generating opportunities for Xerox." Last year Xerox earned more than 700 new patents, strengthening the company's patent portfolio and placing Xerox once again among the nation's top 10 technology innovators. Xerox already licenses technology from a portfolio of approximately 15,000 worldwide patents that span digital imaging, marking systems, materials and other technology domains.