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TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, and Acacia Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTG), a leader in patent licensing, today announced that TCS and a subsidiary of Acacia have entered into a patent licensing alliance, whereby the Acacia subsidiary has acquired the rights to a portion of TCS’ wireless data synchronization & data transfer patent portfolio.
TCS’ wireless technology enables the seamless synchronization of data between handheld devices, tablets, e-readers and servers. These patents were part of the foundational work that was done by Aether Systems in the 1990’s to address the need to securely and accurately synchronize data to handheld devices used by financial traders and businesses. TCS acquired the Enterprise Mobility Solutions division of Aether in 2004.
“Yet another important step in our patent licensing initiatives has been taken today,” said Maurice B. Tosé, TCS chairman, CEO and president. “We look forward to maximizing the potential return on the Aether patent portfolio, and we will continue to seek out similar opportunities.”
"We are pleased to once again be selected to help TCS realize fair value from their research and development investment,” said Paul Ryan, CEO of Acacia.
With clear strengths in public safety, mobile location, messaging, and the wireless communication fields, TCS has created an impressive intellectual property portfolio. Meaningful partnerships with other industry-leading companies can be developed through direct licensing, cross licensing and joint venture agreements. In 2012, TCS was issued 52 U.S. patents; for the year to date, TCS filed 86 U.S. patents, bringing the total number of patents issued worldwide to TCS to date to 271, with over 380 patent applications pending worldwide.
About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit
About Acacia Research Corporation
Acacia Research Corporation’s subsidiaries partner with inventors and patent owners, license the patents to corporate users, and share the revenue. Acacia Research Corporation’s subsidiaries control 250 patent portfolios, covering technologies used in a wide variety of industries.