General Patent Corporation Licenses 4 Patents to Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., New Media Technology Corporation

SUFFERN, NY, April 3, 2000 - Acticon Technologies, a division of General Patent Corporation (GPC), an intellectual property management company, has entered into licensing agreements with Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., Mounds View, MN and New Media Technology Corporation, Irvine, CA. Both companies design and manufacture PC card modems and other communications equipment. The non-exclusive licenses cover four GPC patents, protecting aspects of PC card modems and other communications devices.

"We are pleased to extend licenses on these strategic patents to Multi-Tech and New Media Technology," said Alexander Poltorak, GPC's chairman and CEO. "Companies throughout the communications industry continue their high regard for Acticon's proprietary technology."

Acticon's award-winning technology is based on U.S. Patent Nos. 4,603,320 ("Connector Interface"), 4,686,506 ("Multiple Connector Interface"), 4,972,470 ("Programmable Connector") and 4,543,450 ("Integrated Connector and Modem").

Companies that have previously been granted licenses by GPC on this patented technology include IBM, Motorola, 3Com, Xircom, Conexant, Boca Research, ActionTech and Zoom Telephonics.