Fenwick & West Represents Netopia, Inc. in Acquisition of Privately-Held DoBox, Inc.

April 02, 2002

Working out of all three of their main offices in Palo Alto, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., Fenwick & West LLP represented Alameda, California-based Netopia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTPA) in their acquisition of DoBox, Inc., a leading provider of broadband gateway parental control, content filtering and family firewall software. The acquisition further strengthens Netopia's position as a market leader in broadband gateways and service delivery software and underscores the increasing importance that companies are placing on the protection of personal and family privacy and parental control software.

For more information on the transaction, please refer to the press release posted on the Netopia, Inc. Web site.

The Fenwick team was led by Washington, D.C.-based corporate partner C. Kevin Kelso, Palo Alto-based tax partner Ron Schrotenboer and San Francisco-based associate John Park. Netopia was assisted in house by Senior Vice President and General Counsel David Kadish.

Inquiries may be directed to Kevin Kelso, 202.261.0405 or Communications Manager, Brian Colucci at 650.858.7616.