ParkerVision Files Second Patent Infringement Suit Against Qualcomm
HTC Also Named as a Defendant
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ParkerVision, Inc.
(Nasdaq:PRKR) announced today that it has filed a second patent infringement
complaint against Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq:QCOM). The complaint, filed
today in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida,
alleges that Qualcomm Incorporated, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., HTC Corporation
and HTC America, Inc. (collectively "Defendants") have and continue to make,
use, import into the United States, and sell integrated circuits that infringe
seven ParkerVision patents. These patents, which were granted for different
technologies than the patents in ParkerVision's first infringement case
against Qualcomm, relate to radio frequency ("RF") up-conversion of
electromagnetic signals, systems for control of multi-mode, multi-band
communications, baseband innovations including control and system calibration,
and wireless protocol conversion. ParkerVision is seeking unspecified monetary
damages from the Defendants as well as a permanent injunction. ParkerVision is
also seeking a finding of willful infringement against Qualcomm based on its
alleged prior knowledge of certain of the patents in this case.
ParkerVision's first patent infringement case against Qualcomm was filed in
2011, and in October 2013 a jury validated ParkerVision's down-conversion
technology by finding its patents were valid and infringed by Qualcomm, and
awarded ParkerVision $172.7 million in damages.
ParkerVision's Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Parker, commented, "We continue to
believe that ParkerVision's intellectual property is widely deployed in
Qualcomm's past, current and next generation chipsets and therefore in the
devices manufactured, imported and sold by Qualcomm's chipset customer, HTC.
As this newly filed case demonstrates, we believe Qualcomm's infringement of
our patents is not limited to their unauthorized use of our down-conversion
energy-sampling technology in RF receivers, which was the subject of our first
lawsuit against Qualcomm, but also extends to their RF transmitters, baseband
processors, and system functionality. Since the conclusion of the first jury
trial last October, we have spent considerable time and resources analyzing
Qualcomm's use of our patented innovations which are the subject of this
The McKool Smith legal team, led by Douglas Cawley, is representing
ParkerVision in this action. Click here for a copy of the complaint.
ParkerVision, Inc. designs, develops and markets its proprietary
radio-frequency (RF) technologies that enable advanced wireless solutions for
current and next generation communications networks. Protected by a
highly-regarded, worldwide patent portfolio, the Company's solutions for
wireless transfer of RF waveforms address the needs of a broad range of
wirelessly connected devices for high levels of RF performance coupled with
best-in-class power consumption. For more information please visit
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which speaks only as of the date made. Such statements are subject to certain
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including the Form 10K for the year ended December 31, 2013. These risks and
uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those
currently anticipated or projected.
CONTACT: Cindy Poehlman
Chief Financial Officer
Don Markley or
The Piacente Group
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