NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vringo, Inc. (NYSE Amex: VRNG), a provider of software platforms for mobile social and video applications, today announced that it has received a notice of allowance from the European Patent Office (EPO) for the company's first international patent covering aspects of its mobile video and mobile personalization technologies.
Vringo's notice of allowance from the EPO relates to the expansion of patent no. 8,041,401 issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, entitled "Personalization Content Sharing System and Method." This international patent, when granted by the EPO, will have potential jurisdiction in approximately 39 countries in the EU.
"We are extremely pleased to have received our first International notice of allowance, which we anticipate will result in our first issued patent outside of the United States," said Andrew Perlman President of Vringo. "Our technology seeks to significantly enhance the core functionality that is at the heart of all cell phones – the phone call itself. Vringo believes this patent will provide additional protection for our video ringtone intellectual property and our other applications for personalizing the mobile experience for our loyal customers world-wide. We believe this patent will provide us with a competitive advantage as we continue to expand our core mobile video technology in Europe and emerging markets around the globe."
Vringo developed its core intellectual property and started filing its initial patent applications approximately six years ago, before much of the world was aware of the vast market potential for mobile applications. Since its inception, Vringo has filed over 20 patent applications in the U.S. and around the world.Vringo's three previously issued patents are U.S. Patent No. 8,041,401, issued on October 18, 2011, U.S. Patent No. 7,761,816, issued on July 20, 2010, and U.S. Patent No. 7,877,746, issued on January 25, 2011. These patents cover the core features of Vringo's video ringtone sharing capabilities, and the personalization of standard compiled and signed software application downloads. Vringo expects the EPO will issue the patent in the next 6 months. The patent will expire no earlier than January of 2027.
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