Phunware Receives Notice of Allowance for United States Patent for Monitoring Outdoor and Indoor Environments with Mobile Devices
Phunware, Inc. , a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for the Company’s patent application US10038972B1 entitled “Monitoring Outdoor and Indoor Regions with Mobile Devices.” This new patent allowance further strengthens, expands and protects the Company’s core patent portfolio underlying its Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform, including:
- Software Development Kits (SDKs), comprising Location Based Services (LBS), Mobile Engagement, Content Management, Analytics and Audience Monetization.
- Mobile Application Framework, comprising pre-integrated iOS and Android software modules for building in-house or channel-based mobile application solutions.
- Cloud-Based Vertical Solutions, comprising pre-integrated iOS and Android mobile application portfolios for Healthcare, Corporate Campus, Advocacy, Retail, Hospitality, Smart City, Residential, Media & Entertainment, Aviation and other vertical market segments.
- Knowledge Graph and Data, comprising real-time mobile audience targeting, reach, engagement and monetization for 1:1 insights and interactions globally at scale.
This newly allowed patent expands various embodiments of the Company’s existing patent family for monitoring a user who crosses from an outdoor location via GPS to an indoor location via high or low density Wi-Fi networks, physical or virtual beacons, or both, seamlessly.
“Broadening the definition of what this family of patents covers allows us more options and alternatives to monetize this valuable IP asset either through commercial licensing or legal enforcement,” said Tushar Patel, EVP of Corporate Development of Phunware. “Customers who already license our existing MaaS platform also benefit in parallel from dramatically more precise indoor and outdoor tracking and triggering technology versus our global competitors, including both proximity and sub-one-second blue dot use cases and features.”