ParkerVision Ranked Among Top 20 Most Influential Companies in Wireless Sector
by The Patent Board
Third-Party Patent Scorecard Analysis Names ParkerVision the Leading Innovator
in Three of Six Categories
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ParkerVision, Inc.
(Nasdaq:PRKR) a developer and marketer of semiconductor technology solutions
for wireless applications, today announced that it was ranked among the Top 20
companies in the telecom and communications industry according to an analysis
conducted by The Patent Board, which appeared in the July 15, 2013 edition of
The Wall Street Journal.
The Patent Board's tri-annual Patent Scorecard analyzes telecom and wireless
industry companies based on six objective criteria. According to the most
recent Patent Scorecard analysis, ParkerVision was the only company to rank
first in three separate categories.
In a field that included some of the largest and most valuable global
corporations, ParkerVision was ranked first in the areas of Science Strength,
Industry Impact and Research Intensity. ParkerVision's patent portfolio
includes more than 225 U.S. and international patents, including 26 U.S.
patents granted in the last 12 months.
Parkervision has been ranked number one in two or more of The Patent Board's
criteria for each of the last seven reporting periods among industry leaders
such as Qualcomm, AT&T, Samsung Group, Google, and Cisco Systems.
"Throughout ParkerVision's history, we have taken great pride in our team's
unique approach to the development of significant advancements for wireless
solutions," said ParkerVision Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Parker. "This type of
recognition from an objective, respected group such as The Patent Board is not
only a tremendous honor, but further validation of our commitment to
"Based on our extensive review of ParkerVision's patent portfolio, we believe
it represents some of the most fundamental and powerful innovations we've ever
seen," said Kevin Rivette, managing partner of 3LP Advisors, a leading
intellectual property advisory firm and an advisor to ParkerVision. "Their IP
portfolio is unique in both its breadth and the depth of coverage. We believe
that the company's technology is responsible for important breakthroughs in
the way we communicate in the digital age."
The Patent Board is a leading independent provider of best practices research,
tools and metrics for patent analysis and intellectual property investment.
The Patent Board tracks and analyzes innovation, movement, and the business
value of patent assets across every industry on a global basis. The Patent
Scorecard is a periodic assessment of patent activity and its rankings are
primarily based on a combined measure of the quality and quantity of a
company's patent portfolio. The Patent Board has developed more than 50
indicators that track global patent activity relating to companies'
innovation, technology, and science strengths.
According to The Patent Board's criteria, Science Strength is a measure of the
degree to which a company's patents are referenced in trade journal and
scholarly articles. Industry Impact is determined based on the influence that
a company's patents have on the broader industry. Research Intensity is an
aggregate measure of the degree to which a company's technology is building on
About ParkerVision, Inc.
ParkerVision, Inc. designs, develops and markets its proprietary radio
frequency (RF) technologies, which enable advanced wireless communications for
current and next generation mobile communications networks. Its solutions for
wireless transfer of 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. For more information, please visit http://www.parkervision.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned
not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, each of
which speaks only as of the date made. Such statements are subject to certain
risks and uncertainties which are disclosed in the Company's SEC reports,
including the Form 10K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and the Form 10Q
for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. These risks and uncertainties could
cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated or
For more information about ParkerVision's listing in the Patent Scorecard,
please contact Robert Tharp at 800-559-4534 or Robert@androvett.com. For
investor relations, please contact Lee Roth at 212-481-2050 or
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