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Geoworks.com: Geoworks Announces Intellectual Property Rights… on WAP…

“Geoworks Corporation… today announced it has officially
informed the WAP Forum and its members that it holds essential
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for the Wireless Application
Protocol (WAP), and the Wireless Markup Language (WML)
Specification, and has established a licensing program
to make
this IPR available to all WAP Forum members. In May of 1999,
Geoworks, in accordance with WAP Forum guidelines, was the first
WAP member to announce its patented technology is employed as
essential technology in the WAP standard. In accordance with the
WAP Forum’s IPR protocol, Geoworks has now informed all WAP Forum
members that it is pursuing licensing of its patented technology on
fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions.”

” ‘We have been studying the intellectual property, financial
liability, and licensing issues carefully with an experienced team
of advisors for quite some time,’ said Don Ezzell, General Counsel
of Geoworks Corporation. ‘Our objective is to handle technology
royalties in the businesslike manner proposed by the WAP Forum, and
we believe our comprehensive licensing program is the right
approach.’ “

“Geoworks has posted on its web site (www.geoworks.com) a white
paper entitled ‘The Geoworks Wireless Internet Patent: Invention
and Innovation in Flexible User Interface Technology.’ The white
paper details many issues of interest to WAP Forum members and
non-members, including licensing details, legal issues and
technical information.”

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