CD ROM, Inc. versus Cummins Engine Settlement Reached!

19 August 1998 Golden, Colorado.CD ROM, Inc. and CD ROM-USA, Inc. announced today that the Federal suit brought against Cummins Engine for alleged Copyright violation and other related business matters, including a counter-claim by Cummins, has been settled. The suit alleged that Cummins Engine published a parts catalog on compressed CD-ROM discs distributed by Cummins to its worldwide affiliates using one of CD ROM, Inc.’s patented and copyrighted processes known as CRI-X2 under disputed licensing procedures.

Said Dr. Roger Hutchison, President of CD ROM, Inc., “CD ROM, Inc. has capitalized on it’s unique position in the industry to offer high quality solutions to standard industry problems. As part of our intellectual property portfolio, we have patented and copywritten software which doubles or more the capacity of optical media. We market this product under the tradename CRI-X2 and CRI-X3. Our company is pleased to have reached a settlement today with Cummins Engine on this matter.

CD ROM, Inc. is the oldest privately held CD-ROM company in the industry and one of the first CD-ROM companies in the 10 year history of CD-ROM technology. The Company offers hundreds of optical products through its Web site and produces unique and leading edge technologies in its development company CD ROM-USA, Inc. USA, a holder of several other patented products, is also a privately-held Colorado Corporation and owned by the same principals as CD ROM, Inc.

For further information:

Ms. Lisa Weber,
Vice President for Public Relations

CD ROM, Inc.
1301 Arapahoe Street #7
Golden, Colorado 80401
Tel: 303-384-3922 Ext. 3
FAX: 303-384-3926

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