Court Denies Qualcomm's Motion to Dismiss ParkerVision's Claims of Indirect
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ParkerVision, Inc.
(Nasdaq:PRKR) announced that in a Court Order filed today, the U.S. District
Court in the Middle District of Florida, has denied Qualcomm's Motion to
Dismiss ParkerVision's claims of indirect infringement in its patent
infringement litigation against Qualcomm, Incorporated (Nasdaq:QCOM).
This is the second time the Court has been asked to determine whether
ParkerVision's complaint sufficiently alleges facts in support of its claims
that Qualcomm indirectly infringed the claims of six of ParkerVision's United
States patents. On August 23, 2012, the court granted Qualcomm's previously
filed motion to dismiss ParkerVision's claims of indirect infringement, citing
a federal appeals court ruling, which had changed the pleading requirements
subsequent to ParkerVision's initial pleading. The court allowed ParkerVision
to amend its pleadings to conform to the new rules. In September 2012,
ParkerVision filed an amended complaint modifying its indirect infringement
pleadings. In today's ruling, the Court agreed that ParkerVision satisfied the
new pleading standards resulting in a denial of Qualcomm's motion to dismiss
ParkerVision's claims of indirect infringement.
Jeffrey Parker, Chief Executive Officer of ParkerVision, stated, "We are
pleased with the court's order which, following the recent favorable Markman
Order, we believe further reinforces our position concerning Qualcomm's direct
and indirect infringement of the patents in this case."
In July 2011, ParkerVision filed a complaint in the United States District
Court of the Middle District of Florida against Qualcomm seeking unspecified
damages and injunctive relief for infringement of six ParkerVision patents
related to radio-frequency receivers and the down-conversion of
electromagnetic signals.The trial is scheduled to begin October 7, 2013.
All public court documents for this case are available on ParkerVision's web
site at: http://www.parkervision.com/public_relations/patent_litigation.php.
ParkerVision, Inc. designs, develops and markets its proprietary RF
technologies which enable advanced wireless communications for current and
next generation mobile communications networks. Its solutions for wireless
transfer of radio frequency (RF) waveforms enable significant advancements in
wireless products, addressing the needs of the cellular industry for efficient
use of power, reduced cost and size, greater design simplicity and enhanced
performance in mobile handsets as the industry migrates to next generation
networks. ParkerVision is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.For more
information please visit www.parkervision.com.(PRKR-G)
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