CUPERTINO, Calif.--June 13, 2006
--Alliacense today announced that Nikon Corporation has become the latest manufacturer to purchase a license to the Moore Microprocessor Patent(TM) (MMP) Portfolio, a group of patents that enable higher performance and lower cost designs in today's digital systems. Nikon joins a remarkable and diverse group of the world's most well-respected designers of digital systems including HP, Casio, Fujitsu and Sony. Terms of Nikon license purchase were not disclosed.
"Our strategy has been to focus our licensing efforts on true industry leaders, and we are pleased to add Nikon to our distinguished roster of MMP Portfolio licensees," said Mac Leckrone, Alliacense president. The renowned Nikon Corporation combines unsurpassed optical technology with other advanced technologies not only providing consumers with digital cameras, but also providing businesses with precision instruments like biological microscope systems, sophisticated semiconductor manufacturing equipment, industrial measuring and inspection equipment, and space and astronomy-related equipment.
The MMP Portfolio patents, filed by The TPL Group in the 1980s, cover techniques that have become essential to consumer and commercial digital systems ranging from televisions, digital cameras and portable music players to servers, medical equipment, and even automotive electronics systems.
"Attracting five world class licensees over the past six months is a clear indication that we have established a compelling licensing program," said Leckrone. He confirmed that Alliacense is currently in active discussions with dozens of major manufacturers around the globe.
About the MMP Portfolio
Named after legendary inventor Charles "Chuck" Moore, the Moore Microprocessor Patent Portfolio includes seven US patents 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.