|TeleCommunication Systems Adds 11 U.S. Patents Advancing Public Safety, Location-Based Services, Messaging, GIS/Mapping and Secure Communications|
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 28, 2014– TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued TCS eleven U.S. patents during the third quarter of 2014. TCS also received three foreign patents during the quarter.
The eleven recently issued U.S. patents describe innovations in public safety, location-based services, GIS/mapping, secure communications and messaging, including the following three on prepaid messaging and short messaging systems:
The remaining eight U.S. patents issued in the period are: Encapsulation of Secure Encrypted Data in a Deployable, Secure Communication System Allowing Benign, Secure Commercial Transport (U.S. 8,850,179); SS7 ANSI-41 to SIP Based Call Signaling Conversion Gateway for Wireless VOIP E911 (U.S. 8,774,171); Ingress/Egress Call Module (U.S. 8,787,872); Solutions for Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) 911 Location Services (U.S. 8,798,572); Method and System for Saving and Retrieving Spatial Related Information (U.S. 8,786,469); Probabilistic Reverse Geocoding (U.S. 8,838,379); Enhancing A-GPS Location Accuracy and Yield with Location Measurement Units and Network Timing Measurements (U.S. 8,805,410); Unique Global Identifier Header for Minimizing Prank Emergency 911 Calls (U.S. 8,831,556).
TCS Chairman, President and CEO Maurice B. Tose said: “TCS is a company founded on continuous innovation. These eleven new patents underscore our persistent commitment to growing our patent portfolio and to steadily expand the number of direct and partner-led IP monetization campaigns in an effort to maximize the value of our engineers’ inventions.”
TCS Vice President of Intellectual Asset Management Bob Held said: “TCS continues to monetize its intellectual property portfolio via sales, direct licensing, cross licensing and other creative solutions. In the third quarter, we launched a new monetization campaign involving our prepaid messaging portfolio and contracted with several third parties for the review and assembly of additional patent monetization packages. In the first three quarters of 2014, TCS filed for 51 U.S. patents; as of September 30th, the total number of patents issued worldwide in the portfolio was 373, and more than 290 patent applications were pending worldwide.”
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