Intellectual Ventures Signs Cavium as Latest Licensing Customer

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Intellectual Ventures Signs Cavium as Latest Licensing Customer

July 18, 2012

Intellectual Ventures announced today that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Cavium, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAVM), a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home. The agreement provides Cavium with access to relevant segments of IV’s growing portfolio of nearly 40,000 patent assets, across more than 50 technology areas. Cavium also has the option to become a member of IV's IP-for-Defense (IPFD) program to help minimize risk of future litigation and maintain its focus on innovation. 

“IV is proud to collaborate with Cavium, a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products with advanced and high performance designs,” said Roy Maharaj, Head of IV’s Semiconductor Licensing Programs.

The announcement with Cavium comes just weeks after IV announced a licensing agreement with Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ: SLAB). IV also announced the signing of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) as a customer earlier this summer.

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