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Alfresco and Open Text Reach Agreement to Settle Patent Dispute

Settlement Resolves All Remaining Claims

San Mateo, CA  – October 6, 2014—Alfresco Software today announced it has resolved its pending patent dispute with Open Text, SA.  In June 2013, Open Text, SA, an offshore subsidiary of OpenText (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), filed a patent infringement suit against Alfresco, which was pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No, 3:13-cv-04843-JD.  The case asserted that Alfresco infringed certain Open Text patents related to marketing techniques and work-space collaboration functionality.  On September 19, 2014, the court dismissed the asserted claims of the marketing patents with prejudice after finding them invalid.  The court did not address the remaining collaboration patents.  Alfresco and Open Text now have settled the dispute regarding the remaining patents. The specific terms and conditions of the settlement agreement are confidential.

“Alfresco is pleased to have reached this settlement agreement with Open Text,” says Paul Warenski, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Alfresco.  “Although we continue to believe the case was entirely meritless, we are happy to have the expense and distraction behind us so we can focus exclusively on our rapid growth in the enterprise content market.” 

About Alfresco Software

Alfresco provides modern, enterprise content management (ECM) software built on open standards that enables organizations to unlock the power of their business-critical content. With the controls that IT demands and the simplicity that end users love, Alfresco's open source technology enables global organizations to collaborate more effectively across cloud, mobile, hybrid and on-premise environments. More than 1,800 organizations in 195 countries turn to Alfresco for its hybrid, enterprise-grade platform. Innovating at the intersection of content, collaboration and business process Alfresco manages over seven billion documents, powering the daily tasks of more than 11 million users worldwide. Select Alfresco customers include: Amnesty International, Cisco, DAB Bank, FOX, NASA, PGA TOUR, and Sony Entertainment. Founded in 2005, Alfresco’s UK headquarters are in Maidenhead, UK with U.S. headquarters in San Mateo, CA. Please visit us at


Kathleen Reidy

Alfresco Software


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