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Kopin Receives CLARUS Award at MDB Capital’s Bright Lights Conference 2011


Company Recognized for Technology Leadership with More Than 150 Granted U.S. Patents

TAUNTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kopin® Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN), a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor materials and microdisplays for mobile applications including smartphones, tablet PCs, military thermal weapons sights and wearable computers, today announced that it received the CLARUS Award, presented by MDB Capital Group at the second annual Bright Lights Conference in New York City.

Kopin was selected as one of the 40 most innovative public companies from more than 1,500 small-cap companies with granted U.S. patents by PatentVest, MDB’s proprietary IP business intelligence platform. Companies were selected on the basis of their rate of innovative change as well as the uniqueness, quality and industry impact of their patents.

“Intellectual property is an integral part of the success of our products using innovative nano-technologies, and we are pleased to have our strong IP portfolio recognized with this award,” said Kopin President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. John C.C. Fan. “Over Kopin’s history, the Company has built a rich patent portfolio that has enabled us to offer our customers compelling products with unparalleled competitive advantages. Today we continue to advance our IP strategy, pursuing patents on new innovations and discoveries related to our III-V transistors, Golden-i wearable headset computer, and display technologies.”

“Kopin was the top company in its industry with the highest Tech Score and number of patent grants, and we are honored to recognize their achievements in driving IP as an asset class and the impact they are making on innovation in America,” said Christopher A. Marlett, CEO of MDB Capital Group.

The Bright Lights Conference is the only conference with an exclusive focus on publicly-traded companies possessing disruptive and market changing IP, providing institutional investors with a venue to discover the largely unrecognized value of embedded IP.

About Kopin

Kopin Corporation’s voice-activated, wireless, hands-free Golden-i® mobile computing headsets, power-efficient, ultra-small liquid crystal displays, and heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) are revolutionizing the way people around the world see, hear and communicate. Kopin has shipped more than 30 million displays for a range of consumer and military applications including digital cameras, personal video eyewear, camcorders, thermal weapon sights and night vision systems. The innovative Golden-i computing headsets are generating strong interest in industrial, medical, military, homeland security and utility applications. The Company’s unique HBTs help to enhance battery life, talk time and signal clarity, and have been integrated into billions of wireless handsets as well as into WiFi, VoIP and high-speed Internet data transmission systems. Kopin’s proprietary display, Golden-i and III-V technologies are protected by more than 200 global patents and patents pending. For more information, please visit Kopin's website at

Kopin, Golden-i and The NanoSemiconductor Company are trademarks of Kopin Corporation.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this news release related to Kopin’s patent portfolio may be considered “forward-looking” statements under the “Safe Harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: Kopin cannot be certain that patents will be issued from currently pending or future applications or that its existing patents or any new patents that may be issued will be sufficient in scope or strength to provide meaningful protection or any commercial advantage to the Company; Kopin cannot be certain that its pending patent applications or those of its licensors will result in issued patents or that any issued patents will afford protection against a competitor; the Company cannot be certain that others will not obtain patents that we would need to license, circumvent or cease manufacturing and sales of products covered by these patents, nor can Kopin be sure that licenses, if needed, would be available to it on favorable terms, if at all; the Company cannot be certain that foreign intellectual property laws will protect its intellectual property rights or that others will not independently develop similar products, duplicate its products or design around any patents issued to the Company; the Company’s products might infringe the patent rights of others, whether existing now or in the future: and other risk factors and cautionary statements listed in the Company’s periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the 12 months ended December 25, 2010, and the Company’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. The Company undertakes no responsibility to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this report.

Kopin – The NanoSemiconductor Company®

Source: Kopin Corporation