San Jose, Calif. – August 11, 2014 – Alliacense today announced that CSR plc has purchased a Fast Logic™ Portfolio license from The TPL Group. The agreement resolves the patent infringement lawsuit filed by The TPL Group against Zoran Corporation, with whom CSR plc merged in 2011.
The TPL Group continues to demonstrate its commitment to invest in the protection of its licensees. In September 2011 it filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Delaware against 18 of the companies it believes is infringing the Fast Logic Patent Portfolio. More than half of those defendants have purchased licenses.
CSR plc joins more than 30 other global electronics leaders who have purchased Fast Logic licenses since the licensing program began in 2007, including Samsung, Broadcom, Sony and Freescale.
Alliacense is a recognized leader in the design and execution 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 IP portfolios under management. For more information, visit www.alliacense.com.
About the Fast Logic™ Portfolio
The Fast Logic Portfolio includes U.S. Patent No. 5,030,853, titled “High Speed Logic and Memory Family Using Ring Segment Buffer,” U.S. Patent No. 5,391,949, titled “Differential Latching Inverter Circuit,” U.S. Patent No. 5,247,212, titled “Complementary Logic Input Parallel (CLIP) Logic Circuit Family,” U.S. Patent No. 5,001,367, titled “High Speed Complementary Field Effect Transistor Logic Circuits,” and U.S. Patent No. 5,363,001, titled “Data Input Register For Random Access Memory.”
These innovations of visionary scientist Albert Vinal founder of Thunderbird Technologies have become common building blocks in today’s electronics products. Thunderbird Technologies develops fundamental design techniques for high-speed memories and high-performance transistor design. Thunderbird’s high-speed memory designs include improvements to circuit and associated transistor design. In 2007, The TPL Group partnered with Thunderbird Technologies to advance these protected, fundamental innovations as the Fast Logic Portfolio.
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