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These excerpts taken from the SANM 10-K filed Nov 24, 2008.

Intellectual Property

        We hold various United States and foreign patents primarily related to printed circuit board technologies, methods of manufacturing printed circuit boards, enclosures, memory modules and enterprise computing (servers and storage). For other proprietary processes, we rely primarily on trade secret protection. We also have registered trademarks in the United States and many other countries throughout the world.

        From time to time, we receive communications from third parties that include assertions with respect to intellectual property rights. Although we do not believe that our services infringe on the intellectual property rights of third parties in any material respect, we cannot assure you that third parties will not assert infringement claims against us in the future. If such an assertion were to be made, it may become necessary or useful for us to enter into licensing arrangements or to resolve such an issue through litigation. However, we cannot assure you that such license rights would be available to us on commercially acceptable terms, if at all, or that any such litigation would be resolved favorably. Additionally, such litigation could be lengthy and costly and could materially affect our financial condition regardless of the outcome of such litigation.

Intellectual Property



        We hold various United States and foreign patents primarily related to printed circuit board technologies, methods of manufacturing
printed circuit boards, enclosures, memory modules and enterprise computing (servers and storage). For other proprietary processes, we rely primarily on trade secret protection. We also have
registered trademarks in the United States and many other countries throughout the world.



        From
time to time, we receive communications from third parties that include assertions with respect to intellectual property rights. Although we do not believe that our services
infringe on the intellectual property rights of third parties in any material respect, we cannot assure you that third parties will not assert infringement claims against us in the future. If such an
assertion were to be made, it may become necessary or useful for us to enter into licensing arrangements or to resolve such an issue through litigation. However, we cannot assure you that such license
rights would be available to us on commercially acceptable terms, if at all, or that any such litigation would be resolved favorably. Additionally, such litigation could be lengthy and costly and
could materially affect our financial condition regardless of the outcome of such litigation.



This excerpt taken from the SANM 10-Q filed May 6, 2008.

2.11         Intellectual Property.

 

(a)           Section 2.11 of the Disclosure Schedule identifies each item Intellectual Property that is owned by a party other than the Sellers which are necessary to run the Acquired Business as currently being conducted (excluding off-the-shelf software programs licensed by the Seller pursuant to “shrink wrap” licenses pursuant to “shrink wrap” licenses).  Except as set forth in Section 2.11 of the Disclosure Schedule, to Sellers’s knowledge, the Sellers owns or has the right to use all Intellectual Property necessary or otherwise used to operate the Internal Systems as currently used today.  Except as set forth in Section 2.11 of the Disclosure Schedule, upon execution and delivery by the Sellers to the Buyer of this Agreement and all agreements and instruments delivered pursuant hereto (including the Transitional Services Agreement), each item of Intellectual Property used by the Sellers in connection with the Acquired Business will be available for use by the Buyer immediately following the Closing on substantially identical terms and conditions as it was immediately prior to the Closing, either directly or indirectly.

 

(b)           To Sellers’s knowledge, except as set forth in Section 2.11 of the Sellers Disclosure Schedule, none of the Internal Systems, or the use thereof, infringes or violates, or constitutes a misappropriation of, any Intellectual Property rights of any person or entity.  Section 2.11 of the Disclosure Schedule lists any complaint, claim or notice, or written threat thereof, received by the Sellers alleging any such infringement, violation or misappropriation.  conducted (excluding off-the-shelf software programs licensed by the Sellers

 

This excerpt taken from the SANM 10-K filed Nov 28, 2007.

Intellectual Property

        We hold various United States and foreign patents primarily related to printed circuit boards, methods of manufacturing printed circuit boards, and enterprise computing. For other proprietary processes, we rely primarily on trade secret protection. We also have registered trademarks in the United States and many other countries throughout the world.

        From time to time, we receive communications from third parties that include assertions with respect to intellectual property rights. Although we do not believe that our current trademarks, manufacturing processes or patents infringe on the intellectual property rights of third parties in any material respect, we cannot assure you that third parties will not assert infringement claims against us in the future. If such an assertion were to be made, it may become necessary or useful for us to enter into licensing arrangements or to resolve such an issue through litigation. However, we cannot assure you that such license rights would be available to us on commercially acceptable terms, if at all, or that any such litigation would be resolved favorably. Additionally, such litigation could be lengthy and costly and could materially affect our financial condition regardless of the outcome of such litigation.

This excerpt taken from the SANM 10-K filed Jan 3, 2007.

Intellectual Property

We hold various United States and foreign patents primarily related to printed circuit boards, methods of manufacturing printed circuit boards, and enterprise computing. For other proprietary processes, we rely primarily on trade secret protection. We also have registered trademarks in the United States and many other countries throughout the world.

Although we do not believe that our current trademarks, manufacturing processes or patents infringe on the intellectual property rights of third parties, we cannot assure you that third parties will not assert infringement claims against us in the future. If such an assertion were to be made, it may become necessary or useful for us to enter into licensing arrangements or to resolve such an issue through litigation. However, we cannot assure you that such license rights would be available to us on commercially acceptable terms, if at all, or that any such litigation would be resolved favorably. Additionally, such litigation could be lengthy and costly and could materially affect our financial condition regardless of the outcome of such litigation.

This excerpt taken from the SANM 10-K filed Dec 29, 2005.

Intellectual Property

 

We hold various United States and foreign patents primarily related to printed circuit boards, methods of manufacturing printed circuit boards, and enterprise computing. For other proprietary processes, we rely primarily on trade secret protection. We also have registered trademarks in the United States and many other countries throughout the world. As the level of ODM services we provide increases, intellectual property will become of greater importance to our business.

 

Although we do not believe that our current trademarks, manufacturing processes or patents infringe on the intellectual property rights of third parties, we cannot assure you that third parties will not assert infringement claims against us in the future. If such an assertion were to be made, it may become necessary or useful for us to enter into licensing arrangements or to resolve such an issue through litigation. However, we cannot assure you that such license rights would be available to us on commercially acceptable terms if at all or that any such litigation would be resolved favorably. Additionally, such litigation could be lengthy and costly and could materially affect our financial condition regardless of the outcome of such litigation.

 

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