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Sorenson Communications Announces Total Victory in VRS-Related Trade Secrets Lawsuit with Hands On Video Relay Services; Judge Determines That All Hands On Video Relay Services Claims Are Without Merit.

SALT LAKE CITY -- Sorenson Communications(TM), the nation's leading provider of video relay services (VRS) and equipment for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, today announced that it has won a summary judgment by the judge in a lawsuit filed by Hands On Video Relay Services (HOVRS) in 2003. HOVRS had sought damages based on its allegation that Sorenson Communications had profited from "trade secrets" and other alleged confidential information contained in its business plan and other communications between the two companies.

Dismissing all claims, Third Judicial District Court Judge Robert K. Hilder ruled that HOVRS failed to establish that Sorenson Communications used any confidential, proprietary, or trade secret information belonging to the plaintiff. According to Judge Hilder, Sorenson Communications' legal representatives "brought forth evidence that in fact Sorenson did not rely on anything in the (HOVRS) business plan" to go forward and enter the VRS business.

"We are gratified that Judge Hilder agreed with our consistent belief that HOVRS' claims were without merit," said James Lee Sorenson, CEO of Sorenson Communications. "We look forward to applying the time and resources that we had to devote to this baseless lawsuit to continually improving our products and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community."

About Sorenson Communications

Sorenson Communications (www.sorenson.com) is a provider of industry-leading communication offerings including the Sorenson Video Relay Service (VRS), Sorenson IP Relay (siprelay), and the Sorenson videophones. Sorenson VRS enables deaf and hard-of-hearing callers to conduct video relay conversations through a qualified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. Sorenson IP Relay allows users to place text-based relay calls from either a mobile device or a PC to any telephone user. The company's line of Sorenson videophones are the only customized videophones with auto-updating technology, which include the latest video communication features for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
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