CUPERTINO, Calif. – June 2, 2006 – Alliacense today announced that Sony Corporation has purchased a license to the Moore Microprocessor Patent™ (MMP) Portfolio. Sony joins an expanding roster of global system manufacturers including Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard and Casio Computer, all of whom have become MMP Portfolio licensees since the first of the year. Specific terms of the license were not disclosed.
“This is a very important announcement for the MMP Licensing Program,” saidMac Leckrone, Alliacense president. “Sony is one of the most well known and widely respected companies in the world and we welcome them to our growing roster of MMP licensees. Our announcement today highlights the remarkably broad range of everyday products that utilize microprocessor technology.”
Leckrone confirmed that Alliacense is currently in discussions with dozens of companies, and that competition for early-round licensing berths in key market sectors has become intense. “The MMP Portfolio Licensing Program rewards first movers in their industry sectors with substantial discounts.”
About the MMP Portfolio
Named after legendary inventor Charles “Chuck” Moore, the Moore Microprocessor Patent Portfolio includes sevenUSpatents as well as their European and Japanese counterparts fundamental to the design of modern microcontrollers, microprocessors and system-on-chip devices. Developed in a joint venture between the TPL Group and Moore, the MMP Portfolio today is jointly owned by the privately held TPL Group and the publicly held Patriot Scientific Corporation (PTSC.OB).
Alliacense is a TPL Group Enterprise executing best-in-class design and implementation of intellectual property 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 intellectual property portfolios. For more information, visit www.alliacense.com.
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