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tessera:

see mosaicmosaic
, art of arranging colored pieces of marble, glass, tile, wood, or other material to produce a surface ornament. Ancient Mosaics

In Egypt and Mesopotamia, furniture, small architectural features, and jewelry were occasionally adorned with inset bits of
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tessera

(tess -ĕ-ră) (plural: tesserae) a type of surface feature found on Venus, consisting of a rugged elevated track extending for several thousand kilometers. The word is used in the approved name of such a feature.

Tessera

A small square piece of colored marble, glass, or tile, used to make geometric or figurative mosaic patterns.

tessera

[′tes·ə·rə]
(materials)
A small rectangular piece of ceramic tile, stone, or other material used in a mosaic design.

tessera

tesserae: shown separately and combined in a mosaic
A small squarish piece of colored marble, glass, or tile, used to make mosaic patterns, either geometric or figurative.

tessera

1. a small square tile of stone, glass, etc., used in mosaics
2. a die, tally, etc., used in classical times, made of bone or wood
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Built by traders for traders, Florida-based Tessera Trading's corporate philosophy encompasses the understanding that trading is complex, and every piece, or tessera, of a trading strategy is a valuable asset.
Founded in 1990 with venture capital funding, Tessera designs, develops and produces chip interconnect and packaging systems which reduce the size and cost of high-density packaging.
Tessera has developed methods for chip-size packaging, enabling the integrated circuit to be housed in a package no larger than the chip itself.
CONTACT: Tom DiStefano, Vice President-Marketing of Tessera Inc.
Barney" Cassidy, general counsel and senior vice president, who joined Tessera in November of 2008.
Scot has played a key role during his more than six years with Tessera, most recently as head of our Micro-electronics business and before that as our general counsel," said Nothhaft.
In the past week, Tessera received three new office actions from the PTO rejecting certain claims of three Tessera patents that are being asserted in pending legal actions.
On February 20, 2008, Tessera received from the PTO an office action in the Inter Partes reexamination of Tessera's 6,465,893 patent ('893 patent), rejecting 25 of the 66 claims of the patent.
On February 25, 2008, Tessera received the PTO's first office action in the reexamination of the 5,852,326 patent ('326 patent) rejecting 14 of 29 claims of the patent and confirming 3 claims as valid.
Tessera has submitted expert reports regarding Amkor's infringement and damages due from Amkor, and is seeking a substantial monetary recovery from Amkor.
On April 17, 2007, Tessera sent a notice of termination to Amkor regarding the Amkor license, which may permit Tessera to seek remedies for patent infringement outside of arbitration.
Tessera is seeking remedies for infringement of its technology in two pending district court patent infringement actions, one in the Northern District of California and one in the Eastern District of Texas.