Alliacense announced that Agilent Technologies has purchased from The TPL Group a license to use the Moore Microprocessor Patent(TM) (MMP) Portfolio. As the tenth company to purchase an MMP Portfolio license this year, Agilent Technologies is preceded by HP, Casio, Fujitsu, Sony, Nikon, Seiko Epson, Pentax, Olympus and Kenwood.
“The global technology leaders that have purchased MMP Portfolio licenses this year recognize the competitive edge to be gained by licensing MMP technologies sooner rather than later,” said Mike Davis, Alliacense Sr. Vice President, Licensing. “As we welcome Agilent Technologies to our distinguished roster of MMP licensees, we also want to encourage all electronic product manufacturers to contact us regarding the significant competitive advantages of becoming an early MMP Portfolio licensee.”
According to Davis, Agilent Technologies has captured one of the “first-mover” MMP Portfolio licensing berths, which encompass Electronic Measurement, Bioanalytical Measurement, and Semiconductor Test Solutions products. Agilent Technologies is the world’s premier measurement company providing core analytical and electrical instruments to the life sciences, chemical analysis, communications, and electronics industries. The company has two primary businesses: Bio-Analytical Measurement and Electronic Measurement. The company currently has approximately 20,000 employees and serves customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had revenue of $5.1B in fiscal year 2005.
The MMP Portfolio patents, filed by The TPL Group in the 1980s, cover techniques that enable higher performance and lower cost designs, and are fundamental to consumer and commercial digital systems ranging from DVD players, cell phones and portable music players to communications infrastructure, medical equipment — and automobiles which today have dozens of microprocessor-based key features and benefits.
About the MMP Portfolio
Named after legendary inventor Charles “Chuck” Moore, the MMP Portfolio includes seven US patents as well as their European and Japanese counterparts fundamental to the design of modern microprocessors, microcontrollers and system-on-chip devices. Developed in a joint venture between the TPL Group and Moore, the MMP Portfolio today is jointly owned by privately held TPL Group and publicly held Patriot Scientific Corporation (PTSC.OB).
Alliacense is a TPL Group Enterprise executing best-in-class design and implementation of intellectual property licensing programs. As a cadre of IP licensing strategists, technology experts, and experienced business development /management executives, Alliacense focuses on expanding the awareness and value of TPL’s intellectual property portfolios.
Alliacense and Moore Microprocessor Patent (MMP) are trademarks of Technology Properties Limited (TPL).