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Subject: Re: Adobe Sues Macromedia Date: 8/11/2000 9:31 AM
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Macromedia Denies Adobe Patent Infringement Claims

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq: MACR - news) announced today that it categorically denies the claims made in a lawsuit filed earlier this afternoon by Adobe Systems, Inc. The claim alleges patent infringement relating to user interface features of Macromedia products. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990921/MACRLOGO )

Macromedia believes the claims made in the Adobe lawsuit are without merit. The company believes that U.S. Patent No. 5,546,528 is invalid and unenforceable and that Macromedia does not violate the patent. Macromedia advised Adobe of this belief when first contacted by them in 1996, and readvised them when they last contacted Macromedia in May, 1999.

About Macromedia

Macromedia is passionate about what the Web can be. Its award-winning products empower developers to provide the most engaging experience on the Web, and enable more effective e-business. Headquartered in San Francisco, Macromedia has more than 1,200 employees worldwide and is available on the Internet at www.macromedia.com.

SOURCE: Macromedia, Inc.

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