I got this about Patriot Scientific,
apparently a press release.
APPELLATE COURT AFFIRMS PTSC's TECHNOLOGY LITIGATION SUIT
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 12, 2003--PTSC (Patriot Scientific
Corporation) (OTCBB:PTSC - News) today announced the Fourth
Appellate Court, Division One, of the State of California has
affirmed the judgment issued by the trial court in 2000 which ruled
in favor of PTSC on all counts in the case of Fish vs. nanoTronics,
Patriot and Gloria Felcyn, Trustee. The lawsuit, which was brought
by one of the co-inventors of the ShBoom technology, the predecessor
technology to the IGNITE, sought a judgment for damages and a
restoration of the technology to the co-inventor.
Jeff Wallin, PTSC's president and CEO, stated, "The appellate
court's opinion brings to a satisfactory conclusion seven years of
litigation and removes any cloud of ownership that may have hung
over our technology. We can now aggressively pursue our objective of
enforcing our rights against potential infringers of this unique and
far reaching technology."
About PTSC: Founded in 1987, PTSC is an Intellectual Property (IP);
Integrated Circuit (IC) and systems level embedded engineering
company. The company sells the IGNITE(TM) processor in silicon both
in the United States and abroad. Customers also come to PTSC for
product integration and development using the IGNITE technology. For
further information on PTSC, visit http://www.ptsc.com.
Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995: Statements in this news release looking forward in time
involve risks and uncertainties, including the risks associated with
the effect of changing economic conditions, trends in the products
markets, variations in the company's cash flow, market acceptance
risks, technical development risks, seasonality and other risk
factors detailed in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission
Are those co-inventors known by us?
Anyway , Patriot considers itself an IP company first, and IC manufacturer
For those not in the know :
IP stand for Intellectual Property, which is tantamount to
extortion by litigation.
Note that even this simple message has a disclaimer for share holders.
In an other press message they announce proudly how "broad" their
patents are. "Broad patents" have little to do with broad inventions,
but mostly with non-inventions that have broad patent coverage,
brought about by extremely vague patent description, such
that independant inventors of related technologies can be extorted.
There is speak of a patent that is "a fundamental microprocessor
technology currently in widespread use". There was a time that wide
spread use was a sign of prior art, and would prevent a patent
(Although I doubt not that Patriot has at least some real
inventions to patent, even if they originate from Chuck Moore.)
What has improved is that the Ignite at least can be found on
their web site.
OTOH everything else has become all but unfindable.
Albert van der Horst,Oranjestr 8,3511 RA UTRECHT,THE NETHERLANDS
One man-hour to invent,
One man-week to implement,
One lawyer-year to patent.