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ParkerVision Receives Favorable Venue Ruling in Patent Infringement Case Against Qualcomm and Apple

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ParkerVision, Inc. (PRKR) (“ParkerVision”), a developer and marketer of semiconductor technology solutions for wireless applications, announced today that on March 8, 2018, Judge Brian J. Davis of the Federal Court in the Middle District of Florida denied Qualcomm’s motion to transfer to the Southern District of California and denied Apple’s motion to dismiss for improper venue pertaining to ParkerVision’s patent infringement suit against Qualcomm and Apple (Case No. 3:15-cv-1477).

On January 9, 2018, the Magistrate Judge, at the request of Judge Davis, filed a report and recommendation with the court regarding the motion to transfer filed by Qualcomm and the motion to dismiss filed by Apple, recommending denial of both motions.  Qualcomm filed the only objection to the report and recommendation.  The court had the ability to accept, reject or modify in whole or in part the findings or recommendations of the magistrate judge.

“We are pleased that Judge Davis has agreed with ParkerVision that the Middle District of Florida is the proper venue for this case.  We anticipate the case can now move expeditiously toward a Markman hearing, and we look forward to the court’s guidance on claim construction,” said ParkerVision CEO Jeffrey Parker.

About ParkerVision, Inc. 

ParkerVision, Inc. designs, develops and markets its proprietary radio-frequency (RF) technologies, which enable advanced wireless solutions for current and next generation communications networks. ParkerVision also develops and markets a family of products under the Milo™ brand that leverages existing Wi-Fi infrastructure to create more optimal Wi-Fi configuration and superior coverage for small businesses and consumers.  For more information please visit www.parkervision.com.

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Cindy Poehlman  
Chief Financial Officer 
ParkerVision, Inc. 

Jean Young
The Piacente Group