CUPERTINO, Calif.-- April 28, 2008 --Alliacense today announced that Onkyo Corporation has purchased a Moore Microprocessor Patent™ (MMP) Portfolio license from The TPL Group. Onkyo manufactures and sells a range of audio, video and home theater products.
“Onkyo is our eleventh MMP Portfolio licensee this year, and the second of the past week,” said Roy Maharaj, Vice President, Licensing for Alliacense. “As the number of our MMP licensees continues to grow, so has the business appeal of our licensing program. Obviously we are delighted by the momentum.”
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.
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 Onkyo Corporation
Founded in 1946, Onkyo is a global leader in high-quality Home AV products, including AV receiver-, speaker- and PC-related products. In recent years, building on its core strength in analog technology and its acquisition of leading Japan-based PC manufacturer SOTEC in 2007, Onkyo has been developing personal computers integrated with high-quality audio capabilities. Onkyo also has an active OEM business that includes the production of speakers for the automotive, TV display and entertainment industries. To learn more, visit www.onkyo.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.