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Pixar Animation Studios Files Trade Secret, Copyright and Patent Infringement Claims Against Exluna.

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EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 16, 2002

Pixar Animation Studios (Nasdaq:PIXR) today announced that it has filed an amended complaint charging Exluna, Inc. with misappropriation of trade secrets, copyright infringement and patent infringement. The amended complaint was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

The amended complaint alleges that Exluna, which was formed by three former Pixar employees, has misappropriated trade secrets from Pixar's RenderMan(TM), a program used to develop animated movies. The amended complaint also charges Exluna with infringement of Pixar's RenderMan(TM) copyrights and Pixar's U.S. Patent No. 4,897,806.

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Pixar Animation Studios (Nasdaq:PIXR, http://www.pixar.com) combines creative and technical artistry to create original stories in the medium of computer animation. Pixar has created four of the most successful and beloved animated films of all time: Academy Award(R)-winning Toy Story (1995); A Bug's Life (1998); Golden Globe-winner Toy Story 2 (1999); and the Academy Award(R)-winning Monsters, Inc. (2001). Pixar's four films have earned more than $1.7 billion at the worldwide box office to date. The Northern California studios' next three film releases are Finding Nemo (summer 2003), The Incredibles (holiday 2004) and Cars (holiday 2005). Pixar Animation Studios films are produced in partnership with Walt Disney Pictures.
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