HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 24 -- Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR), a leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software, today announced a patent license agreement between Intergraph's intellectual property subsidiary and Acer Incorporated. Under the terms of the agreement, Acer will make a one-time, fully-paid royalty payment of $7.5 million based upon a 1% royalty on applicable product revenues.
Intergraph expects to record after-tax intellectual property income from this agreement of approximately $4.3 million, net of all fees, expenses and estimated taxes, in the second quarter of 2006. As a result of the patent license agreement, Acer will obtain a fully paid-up worldwide license to Intergraph’s Clipper patents, and Intergraph will obtain an option to license certain Acer patents on royalty-bearing terms.
"We are pleased to have reached a licensing agreement with Acer," said R. Halsey Wise, President & Chief Executive Officer of Intergraph Corporation. "The Acer license demonstrates our continued commitment to enforce and realize value from our intellectual property portfolio in the best interest of our Company and shareholders."
Intergraph Corporation (NASDAQ: INGR) is a leading global provider of spatial information management (SIM) software. Security organizations, businesses and governments in more than 60 countries rely on the Company's spatial technology and services to make better and faster operational decisions. Intergraph's customers organize vast amounts of complex data into understandable visual representations, creating intelligent maps, managing assets, building and operating better plants and ships, and protecting critical infrastructure and millions of people around the world. For more information, visit www.intergraph.com.
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