Force10 Networks Purchases Moore Microprocessor Patent™ Portfolio License

CUPERTINO, Calif. – October 27th, 2009 – Alliacense today announced that Force10 Networks, a leading manufacturer of Networking Equipment, including Switches, Routers, and Converged Access Devices, has purchased a Moore Microprocessor Patent™ (MMP) Portfolio license from The TPL Group.  Force10 joins a distinguished roster of over 65 global systems manufacturers that have become MMP Licensees.

“We commend the Force10 Management team for its timely review of the MMP Portfolio and decisive action to assure that the distribution of Force 10 products will continue uninterrupted” said Roy Maharaj, Vice President, Licensing at Alliacense, adding “the recent success of several MMP patents in re-examinations at the USPTO have led a number of companies back to the negotiating table.”

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

About the MMP Portfolio™

The MMP Portfolio patents, filed by The TPL Group in the 1980s, include seven US patents as well as their European and Japanese counterparts, cover techniques that enable higher performance and lower cost designs essential to consumer and commercial digital systems ranging from PCs, cell phones and portable music players to communications infrastructure, medical equipment and automobiles.

The MMP Portfolio™ is widely recognized as fundamental technology. 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 65 global companies from the US, Europe, Japan, Korea and Taiwan have licensed the MMP Portfolio technologies.  Manufacturers can learn more about how to participate in the MMP Portfolio™ Licensing Program by contacting:

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