ClearCorrect Scores Another Victory With the Federal Circuit

ROUND ROCK, TX—(Marketwired – March 31, 2016) –
 
ClearCorrect, LLC, a leading U.S. manufacturer of clear aligners, is pleased to announce that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today denied the petitions for rehearing en banc that were filed by the International Trade Commission (ITC) and Align Technology, Inc. in case number 2014–1527. This is another U.S. court decision in favor of ClearCorrect, supporting the company's position that its clear aligner product complies with legal standards and does not infringe Align's patents.

The ITC or Align Technology may ask the United States Supreme Court to review the case, but such a review is unlikely to occur under the present circumstances. Last November, the U.S. Appeals Court ruled in favor of ClearCorrect, ruling that the ITC was without jurisdiction to regulate electronic transmission of data and today's reaffirmation of that decision is a victory not only for ClearCorrect, but the entire orthodontic industry.

“Denial of these petitions solidifies our victory in both actions we faced in the ITC,” said Jarrett Pumphrey, ClearCorrect's CEO. “Based on the Federal Circuit's ruling last November, we expected today's outcome and are pleased that we will have no liability from either of these cases,” he added.

“Today's result, coupled with last year's settlement of a civil action with Align where both parties agreed to dismiss their claims, means that three–quarters of the litigation Align initiated against ClearCorrect has now been resolved,” said Michael D. Myers, ClearCorrect's attorney in the case and a partner with the Houston, Texas law firm McClanahan Myers Espey, LLP.

Align's final remaining lawsuit against ClearCorrect is a patent infringement case in a Texas federal court that had been stayed pending the resolution of the ITC actions. In anticipation of this case, ClearCorrect initiated reexaminations with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of 6 of the 9 Align patents asserted in the suit. The USPTO has the jurisdiction and authority to judge the validity of patents. Those key patents are now at risk of being cancelled, as thus far, the USPTO has indicated agreement with ClearCorrect's position that all 75 claims of the patents in question are invalid.

“Unless and until all the claims against the company are dropped or resolved, ClearCorrect must continue to defend itself. And those defensive efforts are progressing quite well,” Myers said.

About ClearCorrect, LLC

ClearCorrect works with more than 20,000 doctors making it a leading manufacturer of clear aligner orthodontic products used to discreetly correct malocclusion in adults and teenagers. ClearCorrect offers a more affordable and doctor–friendly approach to clear aligner orthodontics, including a phase–based system that enhances flexibility and control for doctors. Founded in 2006, ClearCorrect designs, manufactures, and supports its products out of its facility in Round Rock, Texas. For more information, visit clearcorrect.com or call (888) 331–3323.

Sarama Resources Announces Filing of NI 43-101 Technical Report for Mineral Resource Update at the South Hounde Project, Burkina Faso

VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – March 31, 2016) – Sarama Resources Ltd (“Sarama” or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE: SWA) has filed on SEDAR a National Instrument 43–101 technical report in support of the Company's February 8, 2016 news release which announced an increase in the Company's resource estimate for the South Houndé Project (“Resource Estimate“) in south–west Burkina Faso.

Cube Consulting Pty Ltd, Orway Mineral Consultants Pty Ltd and Kappes, Cassiday & Associates Australia Pty Ltd prepared the technical report titled “NI 43–101 Independent Technical Report, South Houndé Project, Bougouriba and Ioba Provinces, Burkina Faso“, dated March 29, 2016. The technical report is available under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. There are no material differences in the technical information contained in the technical report compared to the disclosure in the February 8, 2016 news release.

The new Resource Estimate is 43Mt @ 1.5g/t Au for 2.1Moz of contained gold (in the inferred mineral resource category), including 13.5Mt @ 1.2g/t Au of oxide material for 0.5Moz contained gold (in the inferred mineral resource category) (see Table 1). The Resource Estimate also includes 12.1 Mt @ 2.7 g/t Au7
for 1.1 Moz of contained gold (in the inferred mineral resource category), reflecting higher grade shoots within the mineralised system.


Table 1 – Inferred Mineral Resource



1,2

Depth Below
Surface


3,4
  Material 
Type


5
  Reporting 
Cut–off
Grade


6
  Tonnage Above

Cut–off Grade
  Average Grade
Above Cut–off
Grade
  Contained Gold
Above Cut–off
Grade
  Metal 
Contribution
        g/t Au   Mt   g/t Au   koz Au    
                         
0–200m   Oxide   0.3   13.5   1.2   498   24%
    Transition   0.8   2.5   1.4   113   5%
    Fresh   0.8   25.0   1.5   1,237   59%
                         
    Sub–total       41.0   1.4   1,849   88%
                         
                         
>200m   Fresh   2.2   2.0   3.9   250   12%
                         
                         
Total Mineral 
Resource
          43.0   1.5   2,099   100%
                         
1. Mineral resources are not mineral reserves and do not demonstrate economic viability.
2. All tonnage, grade and ounces have been rounded and minor discrepancies in additive totals may occur.
3. Depth below surface classification used as a guide to assess the modelled mineralisation for likelihood of reasonable prospects of eventual economic extraction and is not supported by a preliminary economic assessment or a feasibility study. The classification does not imply that mineral resources demonstrate economic viability.
4. Mineral resources reported above and below 140mRL, corresponding to a depth of approximately 200m below surface.
5. Weathering classification is based on visual assessment of drill core and cuttings by geologists and does not represent a definitive geo–metallurgical classification.
6. Cut–off grades were determined using a gold price of US$1500/oz, metallurgical recoveries supported by testwork and based on oxide material being processed by heap leach flowsheet and fresh and transition material being processed by a flotation+BIOX®+CIL flowsheet.
7. Inferred mineral resources of 12.1 Mt @ 2.7 g/t Au for 1.1 Moz Au reported above 1.6 g/t Au.


ABOUT SARAMA RESOURCES LTD

Sarama Resources Ltd (TSX VENTURE: SWA) is a West African focused gold explorer with substantial landholdings in Burkina Faso.

Sarama's flagship properties are situated within the Company's South Houndé Project area in south–west Burkina Faso. Located within the prolific Houndé greenstone belt, Sarama's exploration programs have built on significant early success to deliver an inferred mineral resource estimate of 2.1 Moz gold1,2. Acacia Mining plc is earning up to a 70% interest in the South Houndé Project by satisfying certain conditions, including funding earn–in expenditures of up to US$14 million, over a 4–year earn–in period and may acquire an additional 5% interest, for an aggregate 75% interest in the Project, upon declaration of a minimum mineral reserve of 1.6 million ounces of gold. Sarama is focused on consolidating under–explored landholdings in Burkina Faso and other established mining jurisdictions.

Sarama holds a 35% participating interest in the Karankasso Project Joint Venture (“JV“) which is situated adjacent to the Company's South Houndé Project in Burkina Faso and is a JV between Sarama and Savary Gold Corp. (“Savary“). Savary is the operator of the JV and in October 2015, declared a maiden inferred mineral resource estimate of 671,000 ounces of contained gold3,4 at the Karankasso Project JV.

Incorporated in 2010, the Company's Board and management team have a proven track record in Africa and a strong history in the discovery and development of large–scale gold deposits. Sarama is well positioned to build on its current success with a sound exploration strategy across its property portfolio.

1. 43.0 Mt @ 1.5 g/t Au (reported above cut–off grades ranging 0.3–2.2 g/t Au, reflecting the mining methods and processing flowsheets assumed to assess the liklihood of the inferred mineral resources having reasonable prospects for eventual economic extraction)

2. The effective date of the Company's inferred mineral resource estimate is February 4, 2016. 

3. 9.2 Mt @ 2.3 g/t Au (at a 0.5 g/t Au cut–off)

4. The effective date of the Karankasso Project JV mineral resource estimate is October 7, 2015. For further information regarding the mineral resource estimate please refer to the technical report titled “Technical Report and Resource Estimate on the Karankasso Project, Burkina Faso”, dated October 7, 2015. The technical report is available under the Savary Gold Corp's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com


CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

Information in this news release that is not a statement of historical fact constitutes forward–looking information. Such forward–looking information includes, but it not limited to, statements regarding the Company's strategies and the earn–in by Acacia Mining plc into the South Houndé Project. Actual results, performance or achievements of the Company may vary from the results suggested by such forward–looking statements due to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Such factors include, among others, that the business of exploration for gold and other precious minerals involves a high degree of risk and is highly speculative in nature; mineral resources are not mineral reserves, they do not have demonstrated economic viability, and there is no certainty that they can be upgraded to mineral reserves through continued exploration; few properties that are explored are ultimately developed into producing mines; geological factors; the actual results of current and future exploration; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be evaluated, as well as those factors disclosed in the Company's publicly filed documents.

There can be no assurance that Acacia Mining plc will complete its earn–in as indicated, that any mineralisation that is discovered will be proven to be economic, or that future required regulatory licensing or approvals will be obtained. However, the Company believes that the assumptions and expectations reflected in the forward–looking information are reasonable. Assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, the Company's ability to carry on its exploration activities, the sufficiency of funding, the timely receipt of required approvals, the price of gold and other precious metals, that the Company will not be affected by adverse political events, the ability of the Company to operate in a safe, efficient and effective manner and the ability of the Company to obtain further financing as and when required and on reasonable terms. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward–looking information.

Sarama does not undertake to update any forward–looking information, except as required by applicable laws.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


QUALIFIED PERSONS' STATEMENT

Scientific or technical information in this news release that relates to the preparation of the Company's mineral resource estimate is based on information compiled or approved by Adrian Shepherd. Adrian Shepherd is an employee of Cube Consulting Pty Ltd and is considered to be independent of Sarama Resources Ltd. Adrian Shepherd is a Chartered Professional Member in good standing of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and has sufficient experience which is relevant to the commodity, style of mineralisation under consideration and activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43–101. Adrian Shepherd consents to the inclusion in this news release of the information, in the form and context in which it appears.

Scientific or technical information in this news release that relates to heap leach focused metallurgical testwork and mineral processing is based on information compiled or approved by Randall Pyper. Randall Pyper is an employee of Kappes, Cassiday & Associates Australia Pty Ltd and is considered to be independent of Sarama Resources Ltd. Randall Pyper is a Fellow in good standing of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and has sufficient experience which is relevant to the commodity, style of mineralisation under consideration and activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43–101. Randall Pyper consents to the inclusion in this news release of the information, in the form and context in which it appears.

Scientific or technical information in this news release that relates to tank–based and oxidative metallurgical testwork and mineral processing is based on information compiled or approved by Fred Kock. Fred Kock is an employee of Orway Mineral Consultants Pty Ltd and is considered to be independent of Sarama Resources Ltd. Fred Kock is a Fellow in good standing of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and has sufficient experience which is relevant to the commodity, style of mineralisation under consideration and activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43–101. Fred Kock consents to the inclusion in this news release of the information, in the form and context in which it appears.

Scientific or technical information in this news release that relates to the preparation of the Karankasso Project's mineral resource estimate is based on information compiled or approved by Eugene Puritch and Antoine Yassa. Eugene Puritch and Antoine Yassa are employees of P&E Mining Consultants Inc. and are considered to be independent of Savary Gold Corp. and Sarama Resources Ltd. Antoine Yassa is a member in good standing of the Ordre des Géologues du Québec and Eugene Puritch is a member in good standing of Professional Engineers Ontario. Eugene Puritch and Antoine Yassa have sufficient experience which is relevant to the commodity, style of mineralisation under consideration and activity which they are undertaking to qualify as a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43–101. Eugene Puritch and Antoine Yassa consent to the inclusion in this news release of the information, in the form and context in which it appears.