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Smith Micro Software Receives Patent Grant For Detection And Recompression Of Embedded Compression Data

Nov 04, 2008
Patented Technology Enables Smith Micro Products to Detect and Re-Compress Compressed Data Streams Embedded Inside Unknown or Generic File Formats

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSI), a leading developer and marketer of mobility solutions and services for the wireless market, today announced it has received a grant from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a patent on the "Detection and Recompression of Embedded Compressed Data Inside Existing Data Streams." This patent, USPTO #7,397,959, helps to boost Smith Micro's StuffIt product line by enabling previously impossible compression of data and files, which include embedded compressed data.

This patented technology generally relates to data compression and decompression, file archiving, and streaming compression. Specifically, it relates to a system and method for the detection and subsequent compression and decompression of files, and data that include embedded data and files that have previously been compressed. In particular, the technology includes the detection and compression of previously compressed data that resides in data or files of an unknown data or file format.

"Smith Micro continues its advances in the data compression field with this new patent grant," said David Sperling, CTO for Smith Micro. "This patent enables compression of data that was previously known as 'impossible' to compress. When used in combination with Smith Micro's other patented and patent-pending technologies, Smith Micro's StuffIt product line provides users with the best possible compression, saving users and corporations significant transmission time and space-savings on any platform - from servers to PCs to handheld devices."

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, develops Smart Connectivity solutions that enable people to connect, share, distribute and manage information over wireless and wired networks. Smith Micro's complete lines of products are available through Smith Micro's Wireless, OEM, and Enterprise Sales groups and direct from its websites, retail and value-added resellers (VARs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI.

Safe Harbor Statement: This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including without limitation forward-looking statements relating to the company's net revenues guidance for fiscal 2008, its financial prospects and other projections of its performance, the company's ability to increase its business and the anticipated timing and financial performance of its new products and potential acquisitions. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements are changes in demand for the company's products from its customers and their end-users, new and changing technologies, customer acceptance of those technologies, new and continuing adverse economic conditions, and the company's ability to compete effectively with other software companies. These and other factors discussed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made on the basis of the views and assumptions of management regarding future events and business performance as of the date of this release, and the company does not undertake any obligation to update these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.

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