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National Instruments Licenses LabVIEW Patents to Intelligent Instrumentation as Successful Resolution of Patent Infringement Dispute.

Intelligent Instrumentation is Second Company in Three Months to

Settle LabVIEW Patent Dispute

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- National Instruments Corporation (Nasdaq: NATI) announced today the settlement of a patent infringement dispute with Intelligent Instrumentation, Inc. (Tucson, AZ), which involves United States patents related to National Instruments LabVIEW. Under the terms of the agreement, Intelligent Instruments will license 6 U.S. patents related to LabVIEW. No other details of the settlement were disclosed.

"This agreement is a positive resolution for both National Instruments and our customers," stated James Truchard, President and CEO of National Instruments. "We invest significant resources in bringing leading technology to engineers and scientists around the world. These customers have come to rely on LabVIEW, National Instruments, and our technology to help them solve their application needs."

National Instruments, a leading supplier of computer-based measurement and automation products manufactures and sells hundreds of software and hardware products which, when combined with industry-standard computers, are used for test, measurement, and industrial automation applications.

Intelligent Instruments specializes in hardware and software for PC-based and networked data acquisition.

National Instruments stock is traded on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol NATI. Investment information may be obtained from the company's Investor Relations Department by visiting the company's Web site at, sending e-mail to or by calling 512-349-5090.

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