ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: DSS) (DSS), a leader in anti-counterfeiting and authentication solutions, has issued this communication to update the status of certain of its pending litigation matters.

On January 2, 2015, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order granting summary judgment to defendants LinkedIn, Inc. and Facebook, Inc. in connection with a lawsuit filed on October 3, 2012 by Plaintiff Bascom Research, LLC (a subsidiary of DSS). In its decision, the District Court ruled that the four patents-in-suit are invalid under 35 U.S.C. §101. DSS is currently evaluating its options with respect to the court's ruling.

On December 31, 2014, in connection with DSS Technology Management, Inc's (DSSTM) pending lawsuit against Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSMC), the United States Patent and Trademark Office's Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a decision to institute an Inter Partes Review (IPR) of certain claims of U.S. Patent 5,652,084 (the "084 Patent"), which is the patent involved in the TSMC case. The PTAB denied TSMC's petition with respect to claims 13 and 14 of the 084 Patent, which will survive the IPR process, and instituted the IPR proceeding with respect to claims 1-12 and 15-16 of the 084 Patent. DSSTM will be permitted to advance additional arguments and introduce expert testimony in defense of claims 1-12 and 15-16 of the 084 Patent.

On December 30, 2014, in connection with DSSTM's pending action against Apple Inc., the PTAB issued a Notice of Filing date of December 4, 2014 for Apple Inc.'s Petition for Inter Partes Review of U.S. Patent 6,128,290, which is the patent involved in the Apple case. DSSTM's Preliminary Response to the petition is due by March 30, 2015.

About Document Security Systems, Inc.

Document Security Systems, Inc.'s (NYSE MKT: DSS) products and solutions are used by governments, corporations and financial institutions to defeat fraud and to protect brands and digital information from the expanding world-wide counterfeiting problem. DSS technologies help ensure the authenticity of both digital and physical financial instruments, identification documents, sensitive publications, brand packaging and websites.

DSS continually invests in research and development to meet the ever-changing security needs of its clients and offers licensing of its patented technologies through its subsidiary, DSS Technology Management, Inc.

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