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Pivotal Systems Resolves Outstanding Claims

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FREMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pivotal Systems Corporation (ASX: PVS, “Pivotal” or the “Company”), a leading provider of innovative gas flow control (GFC) solutions to the semiconductor industry, reached a comprehensive settlement with Flow Devices and Systems, Inc. (“FDS”) as well as Bhushan Somani and other affiliates resolving all outstanding claims regarding intellectual property among the parties. In the settlement, FDS provided a comprehensive release for Pivotal as well as its customers, distributors, suppliers, and other related parties.

Following the settlement, a dismissal with prejudice was filed by both parties dismissing FDS’ existing claims against Pivotal in United States District Court for the Northern District of California. FDS and Bhushan Somani agreed that Pivotal Systems is not liable for infringement of the Patent, and each agree that neither they nor any Affiliates (as described in the Settlement Agreement) will ever assert any claim for patent infringement against Pivotal Systems Corporation or any of the Pivotal Systems Releasees (as defined in the Settlement Agreement).

If you have been contacted by Flow Devices and Systems, Bhushan Somani, or a representative of the group, please contact Pivotal Systems Corporation at the email and phone number available at

In the litigation, Pivotal Systems Corporation was represented by The Norton Law Firm PC and DLA Piper. Flow Devices and Systems was represented by SML Avvocati PC and the Mahesh Law Group.

Neither Pivotal nor FDS admitted any wrongdoing in the settlement.

About Pivotal

Pivotal Systems Corporation (ARBN 626 346 325), is a company incorporated in Delaware, USA, whose stockholders have limited liability. Pivotal Systems provides the best-in-class gas flow monitoring and control technology platform for the global semiconductor industry. The Company’s proprietary hardware and software utilizes advanced machine learning to enable preventative diagnostic capability resulting in an order of magnitude increase in fab productivity and capital efficiency for existing and future technology nodes. For more information on Pivotal Systems Corporation, visit

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Ron Warrington, CFO