MOSAID Technologies Inc.

MOSAID Technologies Inc.

October 04, 2010 08:15 ET

MOSAID Signs Wireless Patent License Agreement With a Top-Ranked Semiconductor Supplier

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2010) -

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MOSAID Technologies Inc. (TSX:MSD) today announced that it has signed a multi-year, royalty bearing patent portfolio license agreement with a top-ranked, U.S.-based semiconductor supplier. 

"This is the first wireless patent license agreement that we have signed with a semiconductor vendor, providing another source of licensing revenues for our wireless patents," said John Lindgren, President and CEO, MOSAID.

The five-year patent portfolio license agreement includes a series of fixed payments for a number of quarters, beginning in MOSAID's second quarter, as well as quarterly royalty payments payable throughout the license term, commencing in MOSAID's third quarter. All other financial details are confidential. 

"We are very pleased to have signed a wireless patent license with a company that is one of the top five suppliers of Wi-Fi semiconductor devices worldwide," said Lindgren. "It is noteworthy that this company approached MOSAID for the purpose of obtaining a broad license that provides the company, and its customers, with the freedom to sell Wi-Fi products worldwide that operate in accordance with our patents."

Under the terms of the non-exclusive patent portfolio license agreement, MOSAID has granted the company a license under MOSAID's wireless patent portfolio covering all semiconductor products sold worldwide that operate in compliance with the IEEE 802.11 standard (commonly known as Wi-Fi). The license agreement can be automatically renewed at the end of the term. MOSAID also granted the company a license under MOSAID's microcomponents patent portfolio, covering worldwide sales of 802.11-compliant products.

MOSAID has now signed 15 wireless patent license agreements with global companies since 2008. Bookings from these existing contracts, including fixed amounts and estimated royalties, significantly exceed Cdn$100.0 million.

MOSAID has licensed its wireless patent portfolio to system-level suppliers of mobile handsets, notebook and netbook computers, wireless infrastructure products, gaming consoles and now, to a semiconductor supplier. 


MOSAID Technologies Inc. is one of the world's leading intellectual property companies. MOSAID licenses patented intellectual property in the areas of semiconductors and telecommunications systems, and develops semiconductor memory technology. MOSAID counts many of the world's largest technology companies among its licensees. Founded in 1975, MOSAID is based in Ottawa, Ontario. For more information, please visit and

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This document and certain other public documents incorporated by reference in this document, contain forward-looking statements to the extent they relate to MOSAID or its management, including those identified by the expressions "anticipate," "believe," "could," "estimate," "expect," "foresee," "intend," "may," "plan," "will," "would" and similar expressions. Similarly, statements in this document that describe MOSAID's business strategy, outlook, objectives, plans, intentions or goals also are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but rather reflect MOSAID's current expectations regarding future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Assumptions made in preparing forward-looking statements and financial guidance include, but are not limited to, the following: MOSAID's continued expansion of its patent portfolio and of its opportunities for future patent licensing revenue as a result of MOSAID's acquisition of patents from third parties and from development of new inventions; semiconductor and telecommunications product vendors continuing to infringe MOSAID's patents; the timing and amount of MOSAID's litigation expenses; MOSAID's ability to sign new patent licensees; current assumptions as to the identification of products that are unlicensed to MOSAID's wireless patents; and the timing and amount of MOSAID's Research & Development expenses.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results include, but are not limited to, the following: MOSAID's ability to negotiate settlements with licensees; legal rulings and/or regulatory investigations, audits or complaints having an adverse impact on the validity, enforceability, royalty rates, potential royalty rates, and strength or breadth of coverage of MOSAID's essential and/or nonessential patents (including, but not limited to, adverse results from litigation or proceedings in patent offices and government regulatory agencies in various countries around the world); judicial, legislative or regulatory changes that impair the ability of patent holders to earn licensing revenues; worldwide economic conditions and demand for technology products; economic, social, and political conditions both globally and in the countries in which MOSAID or patent licensees operate, including conflict, war and, other security risks, health conditions, possible disruptions in transportation networks and fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; non-payment or delays in payment by or insolvency of licensees or other debtors; variability in patent licensees' sales of licensed products; failure to maintain and enforce MOSAID's existing patent portfolio, or failure to obtain valuable patents as a result of R&D activities, or failure to acquire valuable patents from third parties; MOSAID's ability to recruit and retain skilled personnel; change in MOSAID's financial position; consolidation of MOSAID's licensees; natural events, such as severe weather and earthquakes in the locations in which MOSAID or patent licensees operate; and changes in the tax rate applicable to MOSAID as the result of changes in the tax law in the jurisdictions in which profits are determined to be earned and taxed, the outcome of tax audits and the ability to realize deferred tax assets.

Except as may be required by applicable law or stock exchange regulation, we undertake no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. If we do update one or more forward-looking statements, no inference should be drawn that additional updates will be made with respect to those or other forward-looking statements. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties affecting MOSAID's business and other factors that could cause MOSAID's financial results to fluctuate are contained in MOSAID's Annual Information Form, under the section entitled "Risk Factors," and in MOSAID's other public filings available online at

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  • MOSAID Technologies Inc.
    Michael Salter
    Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
    613-599-9539 x1205