ASUSTeK Purchases CORE Flash™ Portfolio License

CUPERTINO, Calif. – Jan. 5, 2009 – Alliacense today announced that ASUSTeK Computer Inc. has purchased a license to the CORE Flash™ Patent Portfolio from The TPL Group.  The agreement resolves the litigation between the two parties and makes ASUSTeK the seventh company to purchase a CORE Flash license in the past 15 months.

“We are excited to announce that ASUSTeK has joined the CORE Flash Licensing Program,” stated Bruce Sanderson, VP of Licensing for Alliacense. “The ASUSTeK agreement provides strong recognition of the value and competitive edge enabled by CORE Flash innovations.”

Alliacense developed the CORE Flash Portfolio Licensing Program to serve leading system manufacturers and marketers of consumer electronics, computer systems, and printers, as well as retail digital photofinishing service providers, according to Sanderson. He also stated that licensing opportunities are being discussed with dozens of major system manufacturers and marketers worldwide.

About the CORE Flash Portfolio

The CORE Flash Portfolio contains intellectual property that was developed and productized by The TPL Group’s OnSpec Division. The portfolio includes 21 U.S. and international patents and 18 patent applications. CORE Flash Portfolio innovations protect key aspects of flash memory management and control, including software, firmware, hardware, and mechanical designs. 

About ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

ASUS is a leading company in the new digital era. With a global staff of more than eight thousand and a world-class R&D design team, the company’s turnover for 2007 was 6.9 billion U.S. dollars. ASUS ranks among the top 10 IT companies in BusinessWeek’s “InfoTech 100”, and has been on the listing for 11 consecutive years. ASUS was also selected by the Wall Street Journal Asia as No.1 in quality and service in Taiwan.

About Alliacense

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, visit

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