CUPERTINO, Calif. – Jul. 30, 2008 – Alliacense today announced that Audiovox Corporation has purchased a Moore Microprocessor Patent™ (MMP) Portfolio license from The TPL Group. Established in 1965, Audiovox Corporation manufactures and markets mobile and consumer electronics products as well as consumer electronics accessories.
“Audiovox is the third MMP Portfolio licensee in the past month,” said Roy Maharaj, Vice President, Licensing for Alliacense. “We continue to see strong interest from companies that wish to reduce their royalty exposure and the possibility of supply chain disruptions.”
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. Over 40 global companies from the US, Europe, Japan, Korea and Taiwan have purchased MMP Portfolio licenses, including many industry leaders such as Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, Kenwood, Mattel, Nokia, Philips, and Sony.
The MMP Portfolio patents, filed by The TPL Group in the 1980s, cover techniques that enable higher performance and lower cost designs. These patents are fundamental to dozens of microprocessor-based key features and benefits in contemporary consumer and commercial products ranging from DVD players, mobile phones and portable music players to automobile systems, communications infrastructure and medical equipment.
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 used in microprocessors, microcontrollers, digital signal processors (DSPs), embedded processors and system-on-chip (SoC) devices. Manufacturers of microprocessor-based products can learn more about how to participate in the MMP Portfolio Licensing Program by contacting: email@example.com.
About Audiovox Corporation
Audiovox Corporation is a leading international supplier and value added service provider in the consumer electronics accessory industry. The Company conducts its business through subsidiaries and markets mobile and consumer electronics and consumer electronics accessories products both domestically and internationally under several of its own brands. It also functions as an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) supplier to a wide variety of customers, through several distinct distribution channels. For additional information, please visit Audiovox on the Web at http://www.audiovox.com.
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 www.alliacense.com.
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