CUPERTINO, Calif. – Aug. 27, 2008 – Alliacense today announced that Robert Bosch GmbH has purchased a Fast Logic™ Portfolio license from The TPL Group. Bosch manufactures and sells a wide range of automobile systems, consumer tools and appliances, as well as industrial and trade products and services.
“We welcome Bosch as one of our first Fast Logic Portfolio licensees” said Joe Minville, Vice President, Licensing for Alliacense. Noting the widespread use of the Fast Logic Portfolio technologies, he added, “We are actively engaging dozens of other companies worldwide to discuss Fast Logic Portfolio licensing opportunities.”
The Fast Logic Portfolio protects innovative design techniques that have enabled many past and currently available commercial products to achieve significant performance advantages. The related patents are fundamental to dozens of microprocessor-based key features and benefits in contemporary consumer and commercial products ranging from mobile phones, personal computers and servers to automobile systems, scientific instruments and medical equipment.
“This Fast Logic Portfolio agreement marks an important milestone as our fifth royalty producing licensing program under Alliacense management since the company’s founding in 2004,” said Mac Leckrone, President of Alliacense. “We are obviously pleased with the market’s response to our unique approach to licensing”.
About the Fast Logic Portfolio
The Fast Logic Portfolio contains intellectual property that was initially developed by Thunderbird Technologies of Morrisville, NC. The Fast Logic Portfolio includes many popular design techniques for the implementation of high-speed logic circuits that improve the speed, power consumption, and noise immunity of digital CMOS based integrated circuits. The Fast Logic Portfolio technologies are used widely in the memory and logic circuits on which modern microprocessor-based systems rely. After pursuing the technologies for over a decade, Thunderbird entered into a joint venture with TPL in 2007 to strengthen and extend their R&D efforts as well as to commercialize the proprietary Fast Logic Portfolio technologies.
About the Bosch Group
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in roughly 50 countries. The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” To learn more, visit www.bosch.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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