General Patent Corporation Licenses Four Patents to Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. and 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").