“In 1997, Ericsson and Unwired Planet introduced the Wireless Application Protocol that brought Internet access to mobile devices,” said Kasim Alfalahi, Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Ericsson. “Following this transaction, Unwired Planet’s portfolio will reflect decades of invention at the forefront of mobile infrastructure, handset technologies and over-the-top services. We are pleased to have concluded this business deal with Unwired Planet as an alternative channel for IP licensing.”
Further details of the transaction are included in a Form 8-K to be filed by Unwired Planet with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Conference Call Information
Unwired Planet has scheduled a conference call for 5:00 p.m. EST today to discuss the patent purchase agreement. Interested parties may access the conference call over the Internet through Unwired Planet’s website at
or by telephone at (877) 941-2068 or (480)-629-9712 (international). A replay of the conference call will be available for three weeks (until January 31), beginning at 6:00 pm EST on January 10 by calling (800) 406-7325. The replay can be accessed internationally by calling (303) 590-3030, access code: 4590216.
About Unwired Planet
Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPIP) is the inventor of the mobile Internet and established many of the foundational patented technologies that allow mobile devices to connect to the Internet. The company’s 202 issued US and foreign patents and 75 pending applications are considered foundational to mobile communications, and span smart devices, cloud technologies and unified messaging. Unwired Planet’s portfolio includes patents related to key mobile application technologies, including mobile browsers, mobile advertising, push technology, maps and location based services, mobile application stores, social networking, mobile gaming and mobile search. Unwired Planet is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.
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