Demo: Avistar battles for its lifeblood patents and turnaround strategy
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Date: 03 Sep 2008 16:22
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Attempting a turnaround, Avistar Communications Corp. (DEMO 08) is trying to carve out an identity in the video conferencing world for a new marketing concept it calls "unified communications," while fending off hostile actions by Microsoft Corp., which is challenging Avistar's lifeblood - its patents. To bring in much-needed revenues and boost its stock price, the small San Mateo, CA public company needs to license technology that's covered by its 83 patents worldwide. Its new management team was in conversations in February with Microsoft when the giant without warning changed course and challenged all 29 of Avistar's U.S. patents.
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