December 17, 1996 5:45 PM ET
Bitstream gets font patent, inks sales deal with DynaLab
By Maria Seminerio

  Document management software maker Bitstream Inc. has earned a U.S. patent for its TrueDoc font compression and portability software development kit, company officials said today.

The patent is the fourth to be gained by the company on its font technology, officials said. Licensees of TrueDoc products include Oracle Corp., which recently announced the technology would be used in its Network Computer; Novell Inc.; Macromedia Inc.; and Spyglass Inc., Bitstream officials said.

Also today, the company announced it has entered into a sales and marketing pact with communications tool maker DynaLab Inc. for both companies' font technologies. The nonexclusive agreement calls for Bitstream to add DynaLab fonts to its Asian font product line and to incorporate DynaLab technology into TrueDoc products, officials of the companies said.

Bitstream, based in Cambridge, Mass., can be reached at Privately-held DynaLab is based in Taipei, Taiwan.

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