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MMP Portfolio Prevails After Multiple Reexams
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CUPERTINO, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
Alliacense announced today that the USPTO has affirmed the validity of US`336,
the most widely recognized patent in the MMP Portfolio.
The TPL Group has extended its remarkable string of successes against multiple
validity attacks on the MMP Portfolio perpetrated by numerous electronics
industry giants from around the world. These victories significantly strengthen
the MMP Portfolio patents - and accordingly, magnify the risk for those
companies without a license to the technology. Recent key victories include:
* August - September 2009. The USPTO indicates it will issue a Reexamination
Certificate for the US`336 "Dual Asynchronous Clock" patent, ending
reexaminations filed by NEC, Toshiba, and the Public Patent Foundation; and
resoundingly rejects another attempted attack by litigant HTC.
* July 2009. The USPTO issues a Reexam Certificate for the US`584 "Multiple
Instruction Fetch" patent over the reexaminations filed by litigants NEC and
* January 2009. The German Patent Court confirms the validity of MMP
Portfoliopatent EP`730 rejecting a "nullity action" brought by Deutsch Telecom.
"This remarkable story demonstrates," said Mac Leckrone, President of
Alliacense, "that the reexam delay tactic routinely encouraged by lawyers defies
business sense, since it usually backfires by strengthening the very patents
Combined with favorable "Markman" Rulings in the Eastern District of Texas in
2007, and the steady addition of over 60 licensees since the launch of the
Licensing Program in 2005, the MMP Portfolio continues its phenomenal ascendance
as one of the most important patent portfolios in the history of electronics.
Mike Davis, Senior Vice President of Licensing, added, "These developments
obviously diminish any uncertainties associated with purchasing the required MMP
Portfolio license, and will thus have a direct impact on the market price going
forward." Davis also confirmed that progressively higher royalty rates remain a
basic principle of the MMP Portfolio Licensing Program.
About the MMP Portfolio
The Moore Microprocessor Patent Portfolio contains intellectual property that is
jointly owned by the privately-held TPL Group and publicly-held Patriot
Scientific Corporation (OTCBB: PTSC). The MMP Portfolio includes seven U.S.
patents as well as their European and Japanese counterparts. It is widely
recognized that the MMP Portfolio protects fundamental technology important to
the entire spectrum of microprocessor-based products, including consumer
electronics, medical devices, automobiles and aerospace and defense systems.
Manufacturers can learn more about how to participate in the MMP Portfolio
Licensing Program by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alliacense is a TPL Group Enterprise executing best-in-class design and
implementation 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 TPL`s IP portfolios. Founded in 1988, The TPL Group has emerged as
a coalition of high technology enterprises involved in the development,
management and commercialization of proprietary product technologies as well as
the design, manufacture and sales of proprietary products based on those
technologies and corresponding IP assets. For more information, visitwww.alliacense.com
Alliacense and MMP Portfolio are trademarks of The TPL Group. All other
trademarks belong to their respective owners.
Kelly Williams, 408-446-4222
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