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Patent and Trial Appeal Board denies IPR sought by AirWatch

TORONTO, March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Route1 Inc. (OTCQB:ROIUF) (TSX-V:ROI) (the “Company” or “Route1”), a leader in secure data protection technologies and user authentication for government and enterprise, today announced that the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (“PTAB”) of the US Patent and Trademark Office earlier today denied the institution of the inter partes review (“IPR”) sought by AirWatch LLC (“AirWatch”).  

Route1 filed a complaint against AirWatch in federal court in Delaware on March 27, 2017, alleging that AirWatch is infringing Route1’s U.S. Patent No 7,814,216 (the “’216 Patent”).  The civil action number is 1:17-cv-00331-RGA and was assigned to the Honorable Richard G. Andrews.  On September 22, 2017, AirWatch filed an IPR petition with the PTAB seeking a determination that the claims of the ‘216 Patent are invalid.  Route1 filed its preliminary response to the IPR petition on December 22, 2017.  The PTAB issued its decision determining that AirWatch had not demonstrated a reasonable likelihood that it would prevail in establishing that any claims of the ‘216 patent are invalid and, accordingly, denied the IPR petition.  AirWatch has 30 days to file a motion for reconsideration.

About Route1 Inc.
Route1 Inc. is a world-leader in secure data protection technologies and user authentication for government and enterprise.  Route1 solutions enable the workforce to be more productive and more flexible without compromising system access, data-at-rest, or data-in-use.  The Company’s suite of patented enterprise security solutions combines best-in-class authentication, data security and secure communications with streamlined administration tools, running on a proven, trusted infrastructure.  From mobile access to business continuity to best-in-class full system encryption, Route1 offers the most effective, affordable methods to secure the digital fortress, while meeting or exceeding the highest standards for government and industry.  Route1 has Full Authority to Operate from the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of the Navy, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and other government agencies.  The Company is also trusted by enterprise security teams in the banking, healthcare, legal and education sectors, among others. With offices in Washington, D.C., Boca Raton, FL and Toronto, Canada, Route1 serves public and private sector clients around the world.  Route1 is listed on the OTCQB in the United States under the symbol ROIUF and in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol ROI.  For more information, visit: www.route1.com.

For More Information Contact:

Route1 Inc.
Peter Chodos
EVP and CFO, Route1 Inc.
+1 416 814-2619
peter.chodos@route1.com

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