Gateway 2000 Disputes Rightiming's Amiga Sale
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
As owner of all Amiga, Inc.
patent rights worldwide, we at Gateway 2000 want to clarify a recent
story on the apparent sale of all Amiga patents,trademarks and
copyrights by Rightiming Electronics to LotusPacific, Inc. for use in China,
Taiwan, Macao and the bordering countries between China and the
former Soviet Union.
Rightiming purports to hold a license to manufacture Amigas and
has apparently attempted to sell this purported license to Lotus
Pacific. We dispute their license, their right to sell any license,
and we dispute any claims they have made with respect to Amiga
patents, copyrights, or trademarks. Gateway 2000 owns all Amiga
patents, copyrights and trademarks worldwide and will continue to
license Amiga technology to qualified companies.
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Gateway 2000, Inc., a Fortune 300 company founded in 1985, is a
global leader in the direct marketing of PCs. The company,
headquartered in NorthSioux City, South Dakota, has manufacturing
facilities in the United States,Ireland and Malaysia, and employs
over 10,000 people worldwide. Gateway2000 products and services
consistently win top awards from leading industry publications. In
1996, the company shipped 1.9 million systems and reported revenues
of $5 billion and net income of $250 million.