Isn't the section you posted in quotes, just a clause that makes sure that any takeover protections wouldn't get in the way of the Lincoln Park agreement ? (Which doesn't even mean mvis has any takeover protections in place....just some standard contract language, I would guess.)
Anyway, ST could still get the "LBS systems and solutions expertise of MicroVision" if they bought mvis.
Yes, the previous PR words sound like just working together as independent partners. But of course they would say that regardless if there was or was not any other intent for a buyout.
Don't get me wrong......I want mvis to stay independent. I am just trying to gage the risk of stock price upside being capped at a low value due to a near term buyout.