PCTEL Settles Lawsuit With Townshend: PCTEL's High-Speed Modems Now Licensed
"We are pleased to have this matter behind us," said Marty Singer, PCTEL's Chairman and CEO. "This agreement enhances our patent portfolio and the settlement permits management to now focus on its operations and future."
"It is satisfying to have another significant industry participant take a license under my V.90 patents," commented Dr. Townshend. "I wish Marty and his team great success in proliferating the V.90 standard," he added.
Dr. Brent Townshend is an independent inventor who holds patents that are essential to the ITU (International Telecommunications Union) recommendations that cover high-speed (56 kbps) analog modems. Dr. Townshend is also the CEO of Ordinate Corp, a Menlo Park, CA speech recognition company.
ITU is a world-wide organization which brings governments and industry
together to coordinate the establishment and operation of global
telecommunication networks and services; it is responsible for
standardization, coordination and development of international
telecommunications including radio communications, as well as the
harmonization of national policies.
PCTEL, founded in March 1994, is a leading provider of innovative, cost-effective Internet access solutions, including analog soft modems, and embedded DSP-based modems. The company is built upon a wide-ranging and comprehensive portfolio of more than 80 analog and broadband communications patents, issued or pending, including the key and essential patents for Host Signal Processing (HSP) modem technology. PCTEL products are available to PC and data communications equipment manufacturers. For more information, please visit our web site at: http://www.pctel.com.