JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ParkerVision, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRKR), a developer and marketer of semiconductor technology solutions for wireless applications, today announced that Robert G. Sterne will represent the Company as lead counsel in its Inter Partes Review ("IPR") actions filed by RPX Corporation and Michael Farmwald with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office ("USPTO"). RPX and Farmwald filed three petitions for IPR last month and a fourth petition this week. This latest petition requests review of ParkerVision patent 7,496,342.
Sterne, a founding partner and director of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, PLLC, is one of the leading attorneys in the United States for patent contested proceedings at the USPTO and concurrent patent litigation in the federal courts and the United States International Trade Commission. He is also editor-in-chief of Patent Office Litigation, a two-volume legal treatise published by ThomsonReutersWest that examines all aspects of the new contested proceedings under the America Invents Act of 2012, including IPRs.
The legal team also includes the Company's recently announced appellate counsel, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, along with the Company's patent prosecution counsel, Workman Nydegger PC.
Robert Sterne commented, "The Sterne and Finnegan teams are each in the top three firms in the U.S. in terms of the number of IPRs they are representing. We will bring this extensive experience to the defense of these patents."
Jeffrey Parker, Chairman and CEO, stated, "Rob is one of the top intellectual property patent attorneys in the country. We are extremely fortunate to have him leading the legal team in this matter, as well as serving on our board of directors, where his background and experience provide significant strategic and practical contribution. We have a top-notch legal team representing us in this IPR action, with some of the country's top minds in patent office litigation and prosecution."
ParkerVision, Inc. designs, develops and markets its proprietary radio-frequency (RF) technologies that 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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