MicroVision Named to Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index

  MicroVision Named to Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index

For the second year in a row, MicroVision's patent portfolio is recognized by
                       the Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- November 15, 2012

MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS), a leader in innovative ultra-miniature
projection display technology, today announced that it has been selected as a
2012-2013 constituent of the Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index, the industry’s first
index based on the value of intellectual property (IP). This is the second
consecutive year that MicroVision has been included in the Ocean Tomo 300
Patent Index.

MicroVision’s extensive and highly-rated patent portfolio is the largest,
broadest and earliest filed laser pico projection and display portfolio and
includes applications such as automotive head-up display, range finding,
portable media devices and image capture applications. The company’s patent
portfolio consists of more than 500 issued, pending and licensed patents

“MicroVision is dedicated to leading the display industry in innovating
enabling technologies that facilitate new use models for the rapidly growing
consumption of rich media from mobile devices,” said Alexander Tokman,
president and CEO of MicroVision. “MicroVision’s inclusion in the Ocean Tomo
300 proves our commitment to developing industry leading patented pico
projector display solutions to enhance end-consumers’ ability to view and
share information on small, mobile devices, anytime and anywhere.”

The Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index is priced and published by the NYSE Euronext
(NYSE Euronext: OTPAT) and represents a diversified portfolio of 300 companies
that own the most valuable patents relative to their book value. Other
technology companies featured on the list include Microsoft Corp., Intel
Corp., Qualcomm, Nvidia and MicroVision partner, Intersil Corp.

“In the increasingly competitive display industry, an expansive IP portfolio
helps companies differentiate,” said Jérémie Bouchaud, Senior Principal
Analyst, MEMS and Sensors at IHS. “When companies like MicroVision implement a
licensing model, IP leadership and recognition ensure current and future OEMs
and ODMs are receiving best in class technology.”

About MicroVision
MicroVision provides the PicoP® display technology platform designed to enable
next-generation display and imaging products for consumer devices, vehicle
displays and wearable displays. The company’s patented PicoP display
technology combines a MEMS scanning mirror with highly efficient laser light
sources to create vivid images with high contrast and brightness.

MicroVision is an independently recognized leader in the development of
intellectual property. MicroVision has been recognized by IEEE as a top 20 IP
portfolio among all global electronics companies, and the top U.S. Company in
the rankings. MicroVision’s intellectual property portfolio has also been
recognized by the Patent Board, in association with the Wall Street Journal as
a top 50 IP portfolio among all global industrial companies. The Patent Board
has developed more than 50 indicators that track global patent activity
relating to companies' innovation, technology, and science strengths.
MicroVision’s intellectual property portfolio is further recognized by having
been included in the Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index. The Index is priced and
published by the NYSE Euronext (NYSE: OTPAT). The Index is objectively based
on the value of corporate intellectual property.

For more information, visit us on:
Website: www.microvision.com
Blog: www.microvision.com/displayground
Twitter: www.twitter.com/microvision
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MicrovisionInc
YouTube: www.youtube.com/mvisvideo

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this release, including those relating to
future product and technology development are forward-looking statements that
involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those projected in the company's
forward-looking statements include the following: our ability to raise
additional capital when needed; products incorporating our PicoP display
engine may not achieve market acceptance, commercial partners may not perform
under agreements as anticipated, we may be unsuccessful in identifying parties
interested in paying any amounts or amounts we deem desirable for the purchase
or license of IP assets, our or our customers failure to perform under open
purchase orders; our financial and technical resources relative to those of
our competitors; our ability to keep up with rapid technological change;
government regulation of our technologies; our ability to enforce our
intellectual property rights and protect our proprietary technologies; the
ability to obtain additional contract awards; the timing of commercial product
launches and delays in product development; the ability to achieve key
technical milestones in key products; dependence on third parties to develop,
manufacture, sell and market our products; potential product liability claims;
and other risk factors identified from time to time in the company's SEC
reports, including the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the
SEC. Except as expressly required by federal securities laws, we undertake no
obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in
circumstances or any other reason.


Dawn Goetter, 425-882-6629
Callie Snyder, 503-471-6816
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