San Diego, CA - January 7, 2004
- Patriot Scientific Corporation (OTCBB:PTSC) announced today that the company has filed a lawsuit against Matsushita to protect patent rights contained in Patent No. 5,809,336 "High Performance Microprocessor Having Variable Speed System Clock." The lawsuit was filed with U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey - Case Number 2:03 CV 06210.
Jeff Wallin, president and CEO of PTSC, said, "The complaint against Matsushita expands the filings to protect Patriot Scientific patent rights to five companies with lawsuits filed against Sony on December 23, 2003 and Fujitsu, Toshiba and NEC on December 24th. These initial filings are seeking damages in excess of several hundred million dollars."
Patriot's patents describe the principal means used by the microprocessor industry to increase the internal operating speed of modern microprocessors. Patriot's patent portfolio encompasses the fundamental workings of well over $18 billion dollars worth of microprocessors sold in the United States last year. From the time the patents were issued, the company estimates that over $150 billion dollars worth of microprocessors have made use of Patriot's technology.
Many products developed and manufactured by Matsushita are marketed under the Panasonic brand.
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.About Patriot Scientific
Patriot Scientific is an intellectual property company developing and marketing innovative and proprietary semiconductor technologies into the fast-growing hand held wireless and smart card markets. The company's portfolio of patents encompasses what is believed to be fundamental microprocessor technology and includes additional patents pending to protect its technology and architecture. For more information please visit Patriot Scientific online at www.ptsc.com
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