JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ParkerVision, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRKR), a developer and marketer of semiconductor technology solutions for wireless applications, today announced that it expanded its patent portfolio worldwide with the issuance of fourteen new U.S. patents and eleven new international patents since the beginning of 2013. The international patents cover a number of countries including Japan, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The 2013 issuances represent a nearly 12% growth in the Company's overall patent portfolio, which now includes 163 U.S. and 73 foreign patents, with lives extending out to 2029.
The patents issued in 2013 generally relate to radio-frequency ("RF") power transmission, modulation and amplification, direct conversion receiver technology, and additional receiver and transmitter applications and circuitry.
ParkerVision Chief Technology Officer, David Sorrells commented, "Innovation and the protection of our assets have always been at the foundation of our company culture. The issuance of these patents illustrates our commitment to continue to identify, develop, and protect new and essential wireless technologies."
About ParkerVision, Inc.
ParkerVision, Inc. designs, develops and markets its proprietary radio frequency (RF) technologies, which enable advanced wireless communications for current and next generation mobile communications networks. Its solutions for wireless transfer of 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. For more information, please visit http://www.parkervision.com. (PRKR-G)
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