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Microvision’s Q1 2009 Conference Call Scheduled

Tiffany Bradford

May 4th, 2009
by Tiffany Bradford

Today we announced the date of our Q1 2009 financial and operating results conference call.  Details are included below for reference.

Last quarter we had a tremendous response to our call for questions and we want to hear from you again.  Please post your questions or suggested discussion points here or email them to me at  I will aggregate your responses so that we can address the most frequent topics on the conference call.

Microvision, Inc. Q1 2009 Conference Call
Wednesday May 6, 2009 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm PT
Dial in: 866-730-5767
International Dial in: 857-350-1591
Passcode: 78102334
Webcast access:

Microvision Signs Supply Agreement with Corning for Green Lasers

Tiffany Bradford

May 4th, 2009
by Tiffany Bradford

As anyone who follows Microvision knows, securing a supply of green lasers for commercial production of our PicoP enabled accessory product has been one of our key goals.  Today Corning announced that we have signed an agreement for the supply of Corning’s G-1000 green lasers.  We plan to use these lasers to support our PicoP based accessory projector product.  This agreement represents a major supply chain milestone in the commercialization roadmap of our accessory pico projector product.  Following is a link to the press release:

Corning and Microvision Announce Agreement for Supply of Green Lasers for Microprojectors

Microvision’s Patent Power Prowess Progresses

Tiffany Bradford

April 13th, 2009
by Tiffany Bradford

IEEE Spectrum has refreshed its annual assessment of IP portfolios in different technology sectors.  Last year Microvision was named in the Top 20 electronics companies worldwide in patent pipeline power. This year we moved up 3 slots to 17th, even though we filed 25 patents during the evaluation year, compared to hundreds filed by some of the other names on the list (Hitachi, Xerox, Sony, Sharp, and LG Electronics to name a few.)

In this evaluation, the Adjusted Pipeline Impact (API) score indicates how frequently a company’s patents from the previous five years were cited by other patents, adjusting for self-citation.  Microvision scored 2nd in API out of the Top 20 electronics companies.

Here is an excerpt from a January 2007 Business Week article discussing why this metric may be important.  Thanks to the investor that sent this Business Week article my way.

“Scholars have learned that a powerful proxy for innovative expertise is how frequently a company’s existing patents are cited in patent applications.  Indeed, one-quarter of all patents receive no citations, and a mere 0.01% earn more than 100 citations, according to Bronwyn Hall, an economist at the University of California at Berkeley.  In a study by four economists covering seven industries that generate a large number of patents, researchers found that a patent mentioned 14 times by other patents is worth, on average, 100 times as much as a patent cited only 8 times.  Another estimated that companies with widely cited patents and a track record of turning them into products outperformed the market by 1,000% over a 10-year period.”

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