Intellectual Ventures and Lattice Semiconductor Resolve Patent Dispute

Intellectual Ventures and Lattice Semiconductor Resolve Patent Dispute 
BELLEVUE, WA and HILLSBORO, OR -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/13 --  
Intellectual Ventures (IV(R)) and Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
(NASDAQ: LSCC) announced today that Lattice will become a licensee to
segments of IV's patent portfolio of nearly 40,000 IP assets. As a
result of the licensing arrangement, IV and Lattice have reached a
settlement agreement and resolved all pending patent infringement
Lattice was one of four companies ultimately named as a defendant in
IV's patent infringement action originally filed in December 2010 in
the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. This suit
involved manufacturers of field-programmable gate arrays, and due to
the settlement agreement, IV will file a motion to dismiss all
pending litigation against Lattice.  
"Lattice is the second company to reach a settlement agreement with
IV in this case, and we continue to pursue productive discussions
with the other defendants," said Melissa Finocchio, vice president
and chief litigation counsel for Intellectual Ventures. "IV has
dedicated considerable resources to building a portfolio of
semiconductor assets and these settlements reinforce the quality of
our patent portfolio."  
Intellectual Ventures engages with companies of all sizes to meet
their current business needs and provide strategic guidance on
forward-thinking intellectual property. IV combines scale and
expertise to structure sophisticated deals designed to help companies
strengthen their market position by reducing their current risk and
providing access to the invention rights they need to stay
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About Intellectual Ventures 
 Founded in 2000, Intellectual Ventures
(IV) is the global leader in the business of invention. IV
collaborates with leading inventors, partners with pioneering
companies, and invests both expertise and capital in the process of
invention. IV's mission is to energize and streamline an invention
economy that will drive innovation around the world. For more
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Forward-Looking Statements Notice
 The foregoing paragraphs contain
forward-looking statements about Lattice's becoming a licensee to
segments of IV's patent portfolio and IV filing a motion to dismiss
all pending litigation against Lattice. The statements are based on
management's current expectations, estimates and projections, are not
guarantees of future performance, and are subject to certain risks,
uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond the
company's control and are difficult to predict, including, but not
limited to, changes in the market price of the company's common stock
and changes in the company's financial results, financial condition
and cash requirements. You should not place undue reliance on these
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David Pasquale
Global IR Partners
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