Philips adds Respironics to Moore microprocessor patent license

October 2008

Patriot Scientific Corporation (OTCBB: PTSC) has announced that Royal Philips Electronics has purchased a Moore Microprocessor Patent (MMP) Portfolio license from the TPL Group to cover its recently acquired business unit, Respironics, a leader in the respiratory supplier market. Royal Philips Electronics purchased its initial MMP license in 2007.

“We are pleased to see Royal Philips Electronics extend coverage to its newly acquired business unit, expanding the wide range of companies, and applications, licensed on the MMP Portfolio,” said Rick Goerner, Patriot Scientific President and CEO.

The Moore Microprocessor Patent Portfolio contains intellectual property that is jointly owned by the privately-held TPL Group and publicly-held Patriot Scientific Corporation. The MMP Portfolio includes seven US 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.

Industry leaders including Hewlett Packard, Kenwood, Sony, Robert Bosch, Philips, Nokia, DirecTV and Fujitsu are among the more than fifty global companies from the US, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Europe that have purchased MMP Portfolio licenses.

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