ParkerVision Files Complaint With the International Trade Commission

12.15.15 - 4:03 PM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 15, 2015 -- ParkerVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRKR), a leading developer and marketer of radio frequency technologies used in advanced wireless solutions, announced today that it has filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that several companies have engaged in unfair trade practices by unlawfully importing into the U.S. and selling various products that infringe four of ParkerVision's U.S. patents.  The ITC complaint identifies Apple Inc., LG (LG Electronics, Inc., LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc., and LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A., Inc.), Samsung (Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Samsung Electronics America, Inc., Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, and Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.), and Qualcomm Incorporated as proposed respondents.  ParkerVision has requested that the ITC institute an investigation into the proposed respondents' infringing imports and sales, and that it bar them from continuing to import and sell their infringing products in the United States.  ParkerVision has also filed complaints against each of the proposed respondents in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.  The accused products include the Apple iPhone 6, the Apple iPad Air 2, the Samsung Galaxy S6, and the LG G3, among others.  Many of the accused products include infringing technology manufactured by Qualcomm and incorporated by Apple, Samsung, and LG.

The law firm of Mintz Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. (Mintz Levin), a Boston-based full-service law firm with a strong patent litigation practice, is representing ParkerVision in these actions. Led by Michael T. Renaud, Division Head of Mintz Levin's Intellectual Property practice group, and experienced patent litigators, Michael J. McNamara and James Wodarski, the ParkerVision ITC team has had significant success helping innovative patent owners like ParkerVision, that have developed ground-breaking technologies, assert their rights against large, multinational device and component manufacturers who have infringed those patented rights.   

ParkerVision's Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Parker, commented, "ParkerVision has made tremendous investments in the research, development, and marketing of its patented wireless technologies in the United States.  The ITC plays a very important role in protecting companies like ours that have made a substantial commitment to American innovation, from unfair trade practices, such as the respondents' unauthorized importation and sale of our foundational and revolutionary patented technologies. We have been, and continue to be, unflagging in our dedication to protect our intellectual property rights.  The ITC action is a key part of our ongoing efforts in that regard, and we are excited to partner with Mintz Levin, one of the best intellectual property law firms in the country, with a proven track record of vindicating the rights of patent owners at the ITC.  We look forward to the investigation and to the ITC's adjudication of our rights." 

About ParkerVision
ParkerVision, Inc. designs, develops and markets its proprietary radio-frequency (RF) technologies, which 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 www.parkervision.com.  (PRKR-G).

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, 2014 and the Forms 10Q for the quarters ended March 31, June 30, and September 30, 2015.  These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated or projected.

Contact:

Cindy Poehlman
Chief Financial Officer
ParkerVision, Inc.
904-732-6100
cpoehlman@parkervision.com

or

Don Markley
The Piacente Group
212-481-2050