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Fenwick & West Represents VeriSign in LightSurf Acquisition

January 13, 2005

Fenwick & West LLP represented its long-time client, VeriSign, Inc., in its acquisition of Santa Cruz, California-based LightSurf Technologies, Inc., which develops technology that enables users of mobile phones to send photo messages and other digital data to other mobile phone users. The deal is valued at $270 million.

More information about the transaction can be obtained from the VeriSign Web site.

The Fenwick & West transaction team consisted of corporate attorneys Jeffrey Vetter, Melissa Eisenberg, Connie Chung, Ryan Hayes, Paul Nelson, Liz Gartland, Jennifer Hill and Josh Sun, compensation and benefits attorneys Scott Spector, Blake Martell and Liz Gartner, intellectual property attorneys Lisa Kenkel, Michael Farn, Karen Kitterman, Rochelle Levy, Greg Sato, Catherine Manley and Devin Gensch, antitrust attorney Mark Ostrau, export control expert Stephen Gillespie, and tax attorneys David Forst and Timothy Fitzgibbon.

Press inquiries should be directed to Jeff Vetter at 415.875.2409 or jvetter@fenwick.com.