Comarco And Chicony Settle Litigation
$7.6 MILLION CASH PAYMENT RECAPITALIZES COMPANY
CASH PROVIDES CAPITAL FOR PATENT ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS
LAKE FOREST, Calif., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comarco, Inc. (OTC: CMRO.PK) (the "Company") today announced that on May 15, 2014, the Company executed a definitive settlement agreement (the "Agreement") ending its previously reported litigation with Chicony Power Technology, Co. Ltd ("Chicony"). The Agreement requires Chicony to pay Comarco a total of $7.6 million. The cash settlement amount is being paid in two installments of $4.0 million and $3.6 million. The Company received the first installment on May 16, 2014, in accordance with the Agreement. The second installment is to be paid on June 2, 2014. The Agreement does not become effective until the Company receives the second payment.
The settlement provides Comarco with a capital infusion sufficient to recapitalize its balance sheet and enables the company to advance its ongoing intellectual property enforcement efforts. As previously disclosed, Comarco has initiated litigation alleging breach of contract and patent infringement against Targus, and has previously provided written notice to additional companies alleging infringement of portions of the Company's 48 patent portfolio covering a variety of mobile charging solutions.
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Based in Lake Forest, Calif., Comarco develops technologies and products for the charging of portable battery powered devices. Our products are aimed at the mobile user and charge a multitude of devices ranging from laptop computers, tablets, mobile phones, smart phones as well as many other devices. Our extensive portfolio of 48 U.S. patents and a number of foreign patents is the result of years of research and development programs to provide charging solutions for portable electronic devices to original equipment manufacturers and retail outlets. Comarco continues to develop new technologies and expand its patent portfolio, and has commenced efforts to enhance shareholder value through the monetization of this significant corporate asset. The Company's Web sites can be found at www.comarco.com and www.chargesource.com.
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