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Patriot Scientific and TPL Announce New MMP Licenses and Support for Licensing and Litigation Efforts
Feb 03, 2011 (03:02 PM EST)
CARLSBAD, Calif. and CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Scientific Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: PTSC), The TPL Group, and Alliacense announced today that during December 2010 and January 2011, MMP Patent Portfolio licenses were entered into with several companies in the telecommunications and industrial equipment industry segments.
Earlier this month Patriot and TPL resolved a number of issues that arose over the past year related to the licensing and litigation activities of the MMP Patent Portfolio. The resolution included an agreement to provide a substantial increase in working capital for the MMP licensing program and patent infringement litigation from MMP licensing proceeds. The increased commitment reflects the companies' recognition of the strength and growing confidence in the MMP Portfolio based on the long string of successes in defeating multiple re-examination attacks in both the USPTO and Europe, as well as the continued pace of the MMP Licensing Program which totals over 80 world-class Licensees to date.
On January 24, 2011, Patriot dismissed the action it had filed on April 12, 2010, against TPL in San Diego Superior Court in conjunction with TPL's cash settlement of the outstanding obligation. TPL has also agreed to increased involvement of Patriot in the oversight of the MMP Portfolio activities. Talks between Patriot and TPL continue as the parties work to resolve the remaining lawsuit in Santa Clara County.
About the MMP Portfolio™
The MMP Portfolio patents, filed by The TPL Group in the 1980s, include seven US patents as well as their European and Japanese counterparts, cover techniques that enable higher performance and lower cost designs essential to consumer and commercial digital systems ranging from PCs, cell phones and portable music players to communications infrastructure, medical equipment and automobiles.
The MMP Portfolio™ is widely recognized as fundamental technology. The sweeping scope of applications using MMP Portfolio design techniques continues to encourage the world's leading manufacturers of end-user products from around the globe to become MMP Portfolio licensees. Manufacturers can learn more about how to participate in the MMP Portfolio™ Licensing Program by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Patriot Scientific
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Patriot Scientific Corporation provides data sharing and secure data solutions for a connected world. Patriot Scientific addresses the expanding market opportunities in the justice and public safety industries through its wholly owned subsidiary Patriot Data Solutions Group, Inc. These growth activities are funded with revenues generated, in a large part, from the Moore Microprocessor Patent™ Portfolio licensing partnership with The TPL Group. Patriot Scientific's integrated core intelligence solution addresses the critical data/information sharing needs of the healthcare industry, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and federal, state, and local public safety and law enforcement agencies. For more information on Patriot Scientific Corporation, visit: www.ptsc.com.
Alliacense is a recognized leader in the design and execution of Intellectual Property (IP) licensing programs. As a cadre of IP licensing strategists, technology experts, and experienced business development/management executives, Alliacense focuses on expanding the awareness and value of IP portfolios under management. For more information, visit www.alliacense.com.
About The TPL Group
Founded in 1988, Technology Properties Limited (The TPL Group) has emerged as a global coalition of high technology enterprises involved in the development, management and commercialization of Intellectual Property (IP) assets as well as the design, manufacture and sales of proprietary products based on these same IP assets. Among the advanced products that The TPL Group enterprises continue to develop and bring to market are multicore microprocessors as well as other system-on-chip solutions for distributed digital media processing applications. For more information, visit www.tplgroup.net.
SOURCE Patriot Scientific Corporation