JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ParkerVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRKR) (the “Company”) announced today that on March 9, 2016, IPWatchdog.com, a leading intellectual property law blog, published a guest article co-authored by three prominent attorneys calling for amicus briefs in support of ParkerVision’s recent petition to the Supreme Court of the United States. The article was co-authored by Donald Dunner, partner at the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner; Thomas Goldstein, partner at the law firm of Goldstein & Russell; and Douglas Cawley, partner at the law firm of McKool Smith. The full article can be found at http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2016/03/09/supreme-court-patent-jury-verdict/id=66878/.
These attorneys have represented, and continue to represent ParkerVision in its patent infringement action against Qualcomm Incorporated, which resulted in a jury verdict in October 2013 awarding ParkerVision approximately $173 million. The jury verdict was subsequently overturned by the district court in 2014, and the district court’s decision was affirmed by the Federal Circuit in 2015. ParkerVision filed a petition with the Supreme Court on February 29, 2016 raising the fundamental issue of the Seventh Amendment right to a jury trial and protection of jury verdicts from “unduly intrusive appellate review.” The guest article explains, “In this case, the roles of courts and juries are front and center. The Federal Circuit has been dismissive of jury findings. This case presents an ideal opportunity to reverse this trend.”
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).
IPWatchdog.com, launched in 1999, has been recognized as one of the top 100 legal blogs by the American Bar Association for 5 years in a row, ranking #1 in 2010, 2012 and 2013. Founded by patent attorney and law professor Gene Quinn, IPWatchdog.com focuses on the business, substance and law of patents, technology and innovation. For more information, visit www.ipwatchdog.com.
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