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Mar. 31, 2020
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Note 12 – Litigation

We are not currently involved in any actual or pending legal proceeding or litigation and we are not aware of any such proceedings contemplated by or against us or involving our property, except as follows:

On or about December 16, 2019, Throop, LLC ("Throop") filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against the Company. The complaint alleges that certain Vuzix products (which have yet to be sufficiently identified) infringe claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,035,897 and U.S. Patent No. 9,479,726. Both patents expired on January 14, 2020. The complaint purports to seek an injunction or payment of an ongoing royalty with respect to the patents, an award of damages to compensate for alleged past infringement, trebled damages, and an award of costs and attorney's fees. On March 6, 2020, before the Company filed a formal response to the complaint with the Court, Throop filed a voluntary dismissal without prejudice of the California complaint in response to the Company's position that venue was improper. The Company denies that Throop is entitled to the relief requested and intends to vigorously defend itself against the claims asserted and any lawsuit related thereto brought against the Company going forward.