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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Issues Eight New Patents to TCS

July 30, 2012

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has recently awarded eight patents to TeleCommunication Systems (News - Alert), Inc. (TCS), a specialist in secure mobile communication technology.

These patents describe innovations in public safety, mobile location, messaging and secure communications and further strengthen these areas of TCS' intellectual property.

"TCS has an established reputation as a leader and pioneer in public safety, mobile location, messaging and secure communications technology," said Maurice B. Tose, TCS chairman, CEO and president. "These eight new patents are proof that TCS continues to create unique and innovative engineering solutions that will improve mobile device communications."

TCS won the three new U.S public safety patents such as "Extended Efficient Usage of Emergency Service Keys" (U.S. Patent 8,208,605); "Emergency 9-1-1 Data Messaging" (U.S. Patent 8,185,087); "SS7 MAP/Lg+ to SIP Based Call Signaling Conversion Gateway (News - Alert) for a Wireless VoIP E911" (U.S. Patent 8,208,461). All the three are based on its expertise in E9-1-1 solutions.

The company officials said that the 9-1-1 Data Messaging patent basically delivers non-persistent data, such as SMS or MMS messages, to a PSAP with geo-location automatically included for routing and delivery. This method of sending a data message to a PSAP has been widely demonstrated as an effective solution for delivering emergency data messages.

The other two U.S. location/public safety patents is granted for TCS' expertise in location technology: "Location Aware Content Using Presence Information Data Formation (News - Alert) with Location Object (PIDF-LO)" (U.S. Patent No. 8,185,567); "Roaming Gateway Enabling Location Based Services (LBS) Roaming for User Plane in CDMA Networks without Requiring Use of a Mobile Positioning Center (MPC)" (U.S. Patent No. 8,190,151). The rest of the patents are granted for TCS' messaging expertise.

"Opportunities to leverage our company's 200+ patents and other intellectual property around the world, through both licensing and partnership arrangements in core and non-core business areas, continue to exist at TCS," said Bob Held, TCS senior director of intellectual asset management.

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Edited by Rachel Ramsey
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