CUPERTINO, Calif. – Jul. 10, 2008 – Alliacense today announced that Robert Bosch GmbH has purchased a Moore Microprocessor Patent™ (MMP) Portfolio license from The TPL Group. Bosch is the world’s largest auto parts supplier, and also manufactures and sells a wide range of consumer tools and appliances as well as industrial and trade products and services.
“The 21st century global marketplace is rapidly evolving based on technology adoption, and Bosch has made its way to the forefront by enabling newer and more usable product features that bring sophisticated benefits to their customers,” said Andre-Pascal Chauvin, Vice President, Licensing for Alliacense. “Bosch’s purchase of an MMP license is a tremendous validation of the strength and broad scope of the MMP Portfolio.”
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.
“By acting quickly to purchase a MMP license, Bosch will enjoy a real cost advantage over slower-moving competitors,” said Joe Minville, Vice President of Automotive and Heavy Equipment Licensing for Alliacense. “By removing potential financial liabilities and supply chain interruptions, Bosch has demonstrated its deep commitment to the satisfaction and well-being of their customers.”
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 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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