IpVenture Inc. Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit with Sony

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IpVenture, Inc.,a Los Altos-based technology development and licensing company, announced today that it has settled a patent infringement lawsuit between IpVenture and Sony. The company licensed Sony under Power and Thermal Management patents.

IpVenture, Inc., a technology development and licensing company, announced today, that it has settled a patent infringement lawsuit between IpVenture and Sony.

IpVenture, Inc. owns U.S. Patent Nos. 5,752,011, 5,974,557, 6,216,235, 6,487,668, 7,167,993, 7,293,186, 7,418,611, and 7,506,190 (the “Thomas Power and Thermal Management Patent Portfolio”). In June of 2009, IpVenture, Inc. filed a patent infringement lawsuit (Case No. 09-497) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware against Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America, Panasonic Corporation, and Panasonic Corporation of America.

IpVenture and Sony agreed to settle the lawsuit and the lawsuit has since been dismissed. As part of the settlement, Sony has taken a license to the Thomas Power and Thermal Management Patent Portfolio. Panasonic previously entered into a settlement and license agreement with IpVenture. IpVenture is represented by attorneys at Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles, California.

“We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Sony to resolve our claims and license our Power and Thermal Management Patent Portfolio,” said Peter Tong, IpVenture’s President. “The Thermal Management Patents are available for licensing to other companies,” he added.

IpVenture, Inc.
IpVenture, Inc. creates, develops, acquires, licenses, and otherwise invests in innovative technologies and patent portfolios. For more information about IpVenture, Inc., please visit http://www.ipventure.com.

About Irell & Manella LLP
Irell & Manella LLP is a full-service law firm with offices in Los Angeles and Newport Beach, CA. Founded in 1941, Irell is nationally recognized for its intellectual property, litigation, insurance, corporate and tax practices. Irell's clients include Fortune 500 corporations, universities, and leading-edge entrepreneurial companies. For more information, please visit http://www.irell.com.

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