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Venali Files Second Request for Reexamination in J2 Global Patent Litigation
[May 16, 2005]

Venali Files Second Request for Reexamination in J2 Global Patent Litigation


MIAMI --(Business Wire)-- May 16, 2005 -- Venali, a leading provider of Internet fax services for Enterprise and SOHO systems, announced the second filing in an expected series of Requests For Reexamination of patents owned or controlled by J2 Global Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq:JCOM) with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The second filing requests that the Patent Office reconsider the validity of U.S. Patent No. 6,350,066 to Bobo II for "Systems and Methods for Storing, Delivering, and Managing Messages" in light of evidence not previously known to the Patent Office. J2 Global previously had acquired the "Bobo" patent portfolio from Net Office Solutions in June of 2004.



"This new filing is part of our continued effort to invalidate those patents in the J2 Global patent portfolio which are clearly invalid in light of evidence not previously available to the Patent Office, regardless of whether the patents are being asserted against us in litigation," said Amin El-Gazzar, CEO of Venali. "We owe it to our peers, our customers, and the public at large to continue to innovate and we cannot allow patents that we believe are clearly invalid to interfere with this process. As with our previous filing in respect to U.S. Patent No. 6,597,688 directed to "Scalable Architecture for Transmission of Messages Over a Network", we are extremely confident that the patent office will grant our request."

About Venali and its Internet Fax Services


Venali is revolutionizing the way businesses fax by enabling them to fax over the Internet without the need for separate fax hardware, phone lines or maintenance. Instead, Venali Internet Fax lets people securely send and receive fax documents between any fax number worldwide from their desktop, laptop or wireless device right from their email. These features reduce fax costs significantly and dramatically improve productivity over traditional systems.

For enterprise users, Venali Internet Fax increases uptime to 99.9% on desktop fax and production fax functions such as invoicing and purchasing from virtually any platform. Moreover, Venali is instantly deployable to thousands of users with no major training. This means return-on-investment is substantial and immediate because there are no upfront system costs.

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