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International Trade Commission Issues Notice of Decision in Overland Storage's Patent Suit Against BDT, Suit to Proceed in United States District Court

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/30/13 -- Overland Storage (NASDAQ: OVRL), a trusted global provider of effortless data management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle, today announced that the U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC") has released a Notice of Decision regarding the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Overland Storage against BDT.

The Notice of Decision concludes the ITC litigation, which will allow Overland Storage to pursue its patent infringement claims against BDT in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. The Notice of Decision upholds an earlier decision by the Administrative Law Judge finding no violation under ITC law, but the Decision does not preclude Overland Storage from continuing to assert several claims of its United States Patent No. 6,328,766 -- which relates to partitioning of automated media devices -- against BDT in federal court in San Diego, California.

"A confidential opinion will be released soon providing the Commission's reasoning behind the ITC's decision. We believe that BDT continues to infringe valid Overland Storage patents, and we will pursue those claims promptly in the pending district court case," said Sean Cunningham, lead counsel for Overland Storage and a partner at DLA Piper LLP (US).

Overland Storage has a pending lawsuit in the federal district court in San Diego against BDT regarding the same patents asserted in the ITC investigation. Several claims are asserted in the district court case that were not decided by the ITC. The federal court lawsuit was stayed pending the outcome of the ITC investigation.

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Overland Storage is a trusted global provider of effortless data management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle. By providing an integrated range of technologies and services for primary, nearline, offline, archival and cloud data storage, Overland makes it easy and cost effective to manage different tiers of information over time. Overland SnapServer®, SnapSAN™, NEO® and REO® solutions are available through a select network of value added resellers and system integrators. For more information, visit

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Source: Overland Storage