SAN DIEGO, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/
-- Patriot Scientific Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: PTSC - News) said today that it will respond to legal action against the company by Intel Corporation and will continue to pursue actions against companies that are infringing on its patents.
Intel Corp. is seeking a declaration that it is not infringing Patriot Scientific's microprocessor clocking patent and is seeking a court order stopping Patriot from suing the balance of Intel's customers. This relief is being sought via a declaratory judgment in the Northern District of California, Case No. 04CV0439.
Patriot Scientific Corp. has filed complaints against Matsushita, Sony, Fujitsu, Toshiba and NEC seeking damages in excess of several hundred million dollars. Patriot Scientific's patents describe the principal means used by the microprocessor industry to increase the internal operating speed of modern microprocessors. Patriot Scientific'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 Scientific's technology.
Jeff Wallin, president and CEO of PTSC, said, "We will respond to this action by Intel in a vigorous manner, including a substantial likelihood that Patriot will assert counterclaims for, among other things, infringement. Significant segments of the electronics industry are currently benefiting from technology owned by Patriot Scientific. Microprocessors operating at speeds above 110 - 120 MHz may be in violation of portions of our patent portfolio."
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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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