Novatel Wireless Granted Key Patent on Intelligent Mobile Hotspot Products

SAN DIEGO, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Novatel Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVTL), a leading provider of wireless broadband access solutions, today announced that it has been granted U.S. Patent No. 7,944,901 entitled "Systems and methods for automatic connection with a wireless network," a core invention that Intelligent Mobile HotSpot products currently make use of. The patent was issued on May 17th 2011 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

"We are very pleased to receive this pioneer patent for the Intelligent Mobile Hotspot, a product category Novatel Wireless invented more than two years ago," said CTO of Novatel Wireless, Dr. Slim Souissi. "We continue to expand our leadership with our 3G and 4G MiFi® family of products and this patent further strengthens our IPR portfolio and illustrates our commitment to on-going research and innovation in the wireless industry," Dr. Souissi continued.

Novatel Wireless currently holds 35 issued or allowed U.S. patents and 34 filed U.S. patent applications, some of which it holds or has filed for in additional patent jurisdictions as well.

ABOUT NOVATEL WIRELESS

Novatel Wireless, Inc. is a leader in the design and development of intelligent wireless solutions based on 2G, 3G and 4G technologies providing wireless connectivity.  The Company delivers specialized wireless solutions to carriers, distributors, retailers, OEMs and vertical markets worldwide. Novatel Wireless' Intelligent Mobile Hotspot products, software, USB modems, embedded modules and smart M2M modules provide innovative anywhere, anytime communications solutions for consumers and enterprises. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Novatel Wireless is listed on NASDAQ: NVTL. For more information please visit www.novatelwireless.com. (NVTLG)

This release may contain forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended to date.  These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties.  A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements contained herein.  These factors include risks relating to technological changes, new product introductions, continued acceptance of Novatel Wireless' products and dependence on intellectual property rights.  These factors, as well as other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, are discussed in more detail in Novatel Wireless' filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (available at www.sec.gov) and other regulatory agencies.

(C) 2011 Novatel Wireless, Inc.  All rights reserved.  The Novatel Wireless name and logo and MiFi, are trademarks of Novatel Wireless, Inc.  Other Company, product or service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contacts:

Novatel Wireless, Investor Relations
William A. Walkowiak, CFA
Tel: (858) 431-3711
Email: [email protected]

Novatel Wireless, Media Relations
Charlotte Rubin
Tel: (858) 812-3431
Email: [email protected]

SOURCE Novatel Wireless, Inc.

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