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Unwired Planet, Inc., (NASDAQ:UPIP), today announced plans to move its operations and corporate headquarters to Reno, Nevada.
“Nevada is a business-friendly, cost-effective and convenient location from which to run our intellectual property business,” said Mike Mulica, CEO of Unwired Planet. “This move represents another step in the transformation of Unwired Planet into an intellectual property company that focuses on licensing its robust portfolio of patents that represent almost two decades of investment and are foundational to mobility.”
Unwired Planet’s intellectual property business unit began its move to Reno last week. The company has signed a lease for space at 226 California Avenue in Reno, while new, larger offices are being built out on nearby Virginia Avenue. The remainder of the corporate headquarters will transition to Reno by June 2013, on or before its lease expires in California.
Since its founding in 1994, Unwired Planet has invented and patented technologies foundational to today’s mobile communications. The company has been awarded approximately 200 U.S. and foreign patents and has approximately 75 pending applications. This IP encompasses some of the basic technologies that have enabled the deployment of mobile Internet browsing, the creation of the first technology that enabled photo messaging, and the launch of the world’s first Wireless Access Protocol (WAP), among many other innovations.
About Unwired Planet
Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPIP) is the inventor of the mobile Internet. Unwired Planet established many of the foundational patents that allow mobile devices to connect to the Internet. Over the years, the company has amassed a patent portfolio of approximately 200 issued US and foreign patents and approximately 75 pending applications, many of which are considered foundational to mobile communications, and span smart devices, cloud technologies and unified messaging.
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