ParkerVision Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against Apple in Germany

10.07.16 - 08:05AM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ParkerVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRKR), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of semiconductor technology solutions for wireless applications, announced today that its wholly-owned German subsidiary, ParkerVision GmbH, has filed a complaint against Apple, Inc., Apple Distribution International and Apple Retail Germany B.V. & Co. KG (collectively, "Apple") for the infringement of the German part of European Patent 1 206 831. The complaint, which was filed in Munich Regional Court, seeks injunctive relief and declaration of liability for damages for infringing devices being offered, brought to market, used or introduced in Germany. The accused products include the Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and the iPad Air 2.

The patent at issue in this case is the same patent ParkerVision asserted against LG Electronics Deutschland, GmbH, a German subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., in June 2016. Based upon preliminary submissions in the LG case, the Regional Court of Munich issued a preliminary opinion indicating its predisposition toward a finding of infringement. A hearing in the LG case is scheduled for November 10, 2016. The law firm of Noerr LLP is representing ParkerVision in both actions. Noerr LLP is a multinational law firm of over 500 professionals, which has substantial and longstanding expertise in handling complex German, European and international patent litigation.

"We are pleased with the efficiency of the German court system in our infringement proceedings against LG, and we anticipate similar results in this case against Apple," stated Jeffrey Parker, CEO of ParkerVision.

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).

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

or

Matt Steinberg
The Piacente Group
212-481-2050
parkervision@tpg-ir.com