JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 25, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ParkerVision, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRKR), a developer and marketer of semiconductor technology solutions for wireless applications, announced today it ranked 25th among The Patent Board's top 50 list of telecom and communications industry companies, based on the strength of its intellectual property portfolio.
The Patent Scorecard is a quarterly assessment of patent activity and is primarily ranked by 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.
Among 141 companies in the Telecom & Communications Scorecard, ParkerVision had the top Industry Impact(TM) score and top Research Intensity(TM) score in the top 50. Industry Impact measures the impact of a company's patents on technology developed by the rest of industry, while Research Intensity measures the degree to which a company's technologies are building on core science. In addition, ParkerVision led all firms by a wide margin in the criteria of Science Strength(TM), which is the measure of how much a company uses core science in building its patent portfolio. The Patent Board's findings were published in the July 18, 2011 online edition of The Wall Street Journal at: http://online.wsj.com/mdc/public/page/2_3022-macromkt.html.
Founded in 1968 as a patent analytics and research institution, The Patent Board is the 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.
Other companies included in the top 50 were Cisco, Qualcomm, AT&T, Samsung, Nokia, Research In Motion, LG Electronics, Ericsson and Motorola.
Commenting on the Scorecard results, Jeffrey Parker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ParkerVision, said, "We are pleased to once again be ranked in the top 50 Telecom and Communications intellectual property portfolios by The Patent Board. This ranking by a highly regarded independent organization represents important third party recognition of our IP strength and further validates the depth and scope of our patents. We are proud to be included among the world's recognized leaders in the industry and to have achieved the highest scores in the group in the categories of Industry Impact, Science Strength and Research Intensity."
About ParkerVision, Inc.
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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