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Geoworks receives a license to Openwave's 6,138,158 patent and a second patent from Openwave's patent portfolio to be selected by Geoworks over the next 18 months.
The Geoworks '529 patent is a method that enables one application to be run on a wide variety of devices, including mobile phones.
Additionally, Geoworks will become a Preferred member of Openwave's Developer Alliance Program through which Openwave will refer to Geoworks enterprises that are seeking assistance in developing WAP applications.
www.openwave.com /us/news_room/press_releases/2000/20001228_geoworks_1228.htm   (602 words)

 Document: Complaint in Phone.com v. Geoworks, 4/25/00.
This lawsuit seeks to put an end to Geoworks’ repeated and unjustified accusations that virtually the entire wireless Internet industry infringes a Geoworks patent, which is directed to unrelated technology, and its threats to sue entities unwilling to succumb to its demands to take a costly and unnecessary license.
Geoworks’ conduct has, and continues to, put Phone.com under a reasonable and serious apprehension of imminent suit.
On information and belief, Geoworks is a corporation incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware, with its principal place of business in Alameda, California.
www.techlawjournal.com /courts/phone/20000425com.htm   (1610 words)

 The Motley Fool: Thursday, July 17, 1997, Geoworks
Geoworks' strength had been in the PDA business, an acronym that may as well have stood for Pretty Darn Aggravating to shareholders who saw their stake in the company buckle under selling pressure.
Geoworks is poised to win back Wall Street with not just a good story this time, but also with solid profitability.
Even after the fall, Geoworks is still selling at a lofty 9 times trailing revenues, but it is the unknown potential of a promising niche, similar to what catapulted the stock to the mid-$40s last summer, that is holding the few believers in place.
www.fool.com /DTrouble/1997/DTrouble970717.htm   (598 words)

 Geoworks Looks To Block WAP Trade - 9/12/2000 - Wireless Week - CA517394   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Anticipating legal action by Geoworks,Phone.com filed a federal case in April claiming the Geoworks patent was notvalid and sought to dissolve it.
The legal standoff was spurred in partby a Geoworks announcement in January that it would charge developers andmanufacturers licensing fees for intellectual property rights it said were acrucial part of the Wireless Application Protocol.
Geoworks stretched the deadline to Sept. 1, saying after that the costwould jump to $100,000 for a three-year use deal.
www.wirelessweek.com /article/CA517394.html   (341 words)

 GEOWORKS IS WOUNDED BUT OPTIMISTIC - Computer Business Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Geoworks Inc, Alameda, California developer of smart phone operating systems, reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $5.8m on revenue up 52% at $1.9m, compared to a loss of $3m for the same quarter last year.
Geoworks will have to outperform the analysts consistently to make it to their stated goal - breaking even by the fourth-quarter of fiscal 1998 and turning a profit shortly thereafter.
Geoworks has spent time and money winning pole position, and is now waiting for the race to start.
www.cbronline.com /article_cg.asp?guid=88F26CA0-C88B-42DC-9668-6A755BAB47E0   (636 words)

 PC World - Patent Claim Threatens Wireless Protocol
GeoWorks, a provider of mobile services and content, asserts that its patent for a "flexible user interface for mobile communications devices" includes the essential technology used by WAP.
GeoWorks is seeking a licensing fee or royalties for every use of the WAP standard.
According to a GeoWorks statement, an estimated 52 million WAP handsets will be shipped in the U.S. by 2004.
www.pcworld.com /printable/article/id,14911/printable.html   (350 words)

 Phone.com sues Geoworks over Wap patent - vnunet.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Geoworks offered the technology to the industry for licensing via the Wap Forum in May 1999, but in the lawsuit issued this week Phone.com claimed that its technology does not infringe on Geoworks' intellectual property and that the patent is "invalid and unenforceable".
Geoworks also pointed out that Phone.com has filed a patent with the Wap Forum, of which both companies are members, which covers much of the Wap architecture.
Geoworks said it has signed four licensees for the technology, including Toshiba and that the deadline for companies to sign up is 1 July.
www.vnunet.com /vnunet/news/2112189/phone-com-sues-geoworks-wap-patent?vnu_lt=vnu_art_related_articles   (664 words)

 GEOWORKS INTRODUCES NEXT-GENERATION SMART PHONE OS - Computer Business Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Geoworks Inc continued its bid for domination in the smart phone software market by launching the second generation of its GEOS operating system, GEOS-SC, with a great deal of hope for the future.
Geoworks touts the architecture as fully portable, with support for all proprietary chips from OEM's and standard protocols and development tools including C, C++ and Java.
Geoworks figures that the arrival of SC will cut an OEM's time-to-market for a first product from 24 months to between 9-12 months.
www.cbronline.com /article_cg_print.asp?guid=A877EC36-87AF-4472-8908-A730853566FB   (511 words)

 WAP licensing flap: Geoworks says it holds patent on wireless protocol
According to Geoworks, WAP version 1.1, which allows wireless devices to pull information from Web pages in a text format that is readable on a small screen, is partly based on the patent.
Geoworks offers two types of licenses: an application license for companies that originate, host or serve WML applications and a platform license for companies that develop or sell software platforms based on the spec.
Grannan acknowledged that Geoworks is walking a fine line and said he does not want to burden the many grassroots developers that have embraced the WAP platform.
telephonyonline.com /mag/telecom_wap_licensing_flap   (1029 words)

 Nathan's GEOS Page - Geoworks expands Java license
Geoworks, an innovator in creating powerful, compact operating system environments focused on the needs of wireless communicators, is developing an efficient implementation of the PersonalJava(TM) virtual specification for wireless smart phones.
Geoworks has years of development experience in creating operating systems that are feature rich and communications centric, targeted for devices with limited resources.
Geoworks is now utilizing this expertise with Sun to develop an implementation of Java appropriate for smart phones.
www.mgroeber.de /nathan/news97/pjava1001.html   (531 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Geoworks is a provider of software technology and consulting services for the mobile communicating device market.
Geoworks also provides technology for delivering services to smartphones, and have announced two products to date: the Wireless Data Backup product for the Nokia 9000 and Wireless Web Access, a web proxy server that filters HTML content to make browsing over a wireless network a better experience for the end user.
Geoworks is very interested in all standards for data formats and communication protocols for the cellular phone market, as well as other emerging mobile communications markets.
www.w3.org /Mobile/1998/Workshop/Papers/Geoworks   (202 words)

 Story: Phone.com Files Patent Suit Against Geoworks Over Wireless Internet Technology, 4/27/00.
Phone.com further seeks a declaratory judgment that it is not in violation of Geoworks' patent.
Geoworks Corp. claims that its 1994 patent gives it essential intellectual property rights in certain Wireless Applications Protocol (WAP) technology, as well as Wireless Markup Language (WML), and that WAP Forum members must pay it license fees.
The complaint pleads three causes of action: that the patent is invalid, that Phone.com is entitled to a declaration that it has not violated the patent, and that the patent is unenforcable.
www.techlawjournal.com /intelpro/20000427.htm   (793 words)

Geoworks Corporation (NASDAQ: GWRX), a leading provider of mobile media and commerce services for the consumer market, today unveiled its mobile media strategy with the launch of Mobile Attitude, the brand under which Geoworks is producing a suite of mobile services designed for the unique nature of the emerging mobile communications medium.
Geoworks' patented server technology ensures that the Mobile Attitude suite of services will be compatible with today's digital mobile devices as well as with future devices with enhanced WAP, SMS and GSM capabilities.
Geoworks initiated its mobile commerce and content strategy in June with Discopro.com, an advertising-supported, free service that allows consumers to receive discounts and promotions from their favorite retailers directly to their mobile devices anytime, anywhere.
www.mobic.com /oldnews/9909/geoworks_unveils_mobile_media_st.htm   (623 words)

 Wired News: Inside Look: Critical Path Suits
In May 1999, Thatcher's former employer, Geoworks Corp., sued Thatcher for the "recovery of 'short swing' profits" from Geoworks stock, and detailed how Geoworks executives believe Thatcher manipulated the stock of a company he knew he was leaving.
In its lawsuit, which was settled privately, Geoworks said Thatcher manipulated that company's board of directors to his advantage while he was secretly working for Critical Path.
Thatcher, who was CEO of Geoworks, an Alameda, Calif. mobile services company, didn't tell the board of directors that he had found other employment, but he apparently urged Geoworks' board to re-price stock options the company had given its employees to make them less expensive.
www.wired.com /news/politics/1,42090-0.html   (939 words)

 Interview With Adam de Boor, ex-CTO of GeoWorks - OSNews.com
It is always an honour to interview people who have 'served' and worked on operating systems at the "golden" times of the operating systems, the '80s and pre-Win9x days.
Today we interview Adam de Boor, who was the CTO at GeoWorks, developers of the GEOS, in the begining of the last decade.
Geoworks never gave marketing the respect it deserves, from the beginning through its demise.
www.osnews.com /story.php?news_id=1864   (1165 words)

 GEOS For the Apple II
GeoWorks is the desktop software that runs on top of the PC/GEOS operating system which runs on top of DOS.
Geoworks and its applications support long file names, but this only seems to work with documents that are stored in the Geoworks document folder.
This version of GeoWorks has support for a large number of video cards (from the time) with resolutions up to 800*600 but it seems to be limited to a maximum of 16 colors.
toastytech.com /guis/geos12.html   (457 words)

 Geoworks Forms Wireless Smart Phone Consulting Group 01/13/99 Newsbytes News Network - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
As reported previously by Newsbytes, Geoworks' Premion technology is a microbrowser technology infrastructure that is HTML (hypertext markup language) compliant, but is portable between different IT (information technology) architectures, meaning it can be applied to different mobile devices, ranging from fully-fledged firmware-based personal digital assistants (PDAs), through to the humble mobile phones.
What's really interesting about Premion Interface+, however, is that Geoworks is pitching the technology as enhancing existing wireless devices, including cellular handsets, rather than creating a new generation of smart phones, as been the angle of Unwired Planet with its rival microbrowser technology.
According to Geoworks, the professional services division will draw on the company's 15 years of extensive operating system and application software development experience, as well as its expertise in wireless data services and global device deployment.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0NEW/is_1999_Jan_13/ai_53572185   (428 words)

 Wired News: Patent Hangs Up Phone.com
Geoworks has busily solicited patent-licensing fees from its competitors in the wireless arena, and a number have complied, including Toshiba.
Phone.com wants the judge to rule that Phone.com doesn't infringe on Geoworks' patent, and that the patent itself is invalid and unenforceable.
The company also said that Geoworks' announcement to the WAP Forum essentially amounted to a notification that forum members were potentially infringing upon the dubious patent, and that some licensing deals had best be forthcoming.
www.wired.com /news/business/0,1367,35925,00.html   (613 words)

 Nathan's GEOS Page - Geoworks joins WAP forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Geoworks intends to support open standards as they emerge and currently supports a number of open industry standards, including HTML, HDML and Java.
Geoworks is a well-respected company in the mobile communications device market, so their membership in the WAP Forum is an important endorsement of this protocol."
In keeping with U.S. law, Geoworks notes that this press release includes forward-looking statements, including the ongoing involvement by Geoworks in the WAP specification process, the expansion of the smart phone market through standardization process such as WAP, and the WAP Forum's ability to achieve industry-wide compatibility and acceptance of the WAP protocol.
www.mgroeber.de /nathan/news98/wap0617.html   (598 words)

 CRM News: News: Phone.com Sues Geoworks in WAP Patent Dispute
Phone.com contends that the Geoworks '529 patent is directed to unrelated technology, and wants the court to declare it invalid and unenforceable.
According to the lawsuit, Geoworks announced three months ago that it would request a licensing fee from any company that intended to use its patented technology, issuing a deadline of July 1, 2000 for Phone.com to comply.
Geoworks says that its patent, issued before Phone.com came into existence, is "for invention of a flexible user interface technology." Geoworks says its patent applies to "all devices, including mobile phones, which are based on the WAP specification and placed into the stream of commerce in the United States and Japan."
www.crmbuyer.com /story/3153.html   (592 words)

 276 - Geoworks Versions 1.x and 2.x
Geoworks software was written more than five years ago, before computers faster than 33mhz were commonly available and before DOS version 6.
Geoworks Ensemble version 1.0 was introduced in 1990 and version 2.0 was introduced in 1993.
Geoworks Pro was introduced in 1991, Quick Start was released in 1992, and the Personal Office Series (Designer, Writer, and Desktop) were also released in 1992.
www.geos-infobase.de /ND_DOCS/276.HTM   (2095 words)

 IT-Director.com - Geoworks cashes in on WAP - but at who's expense?
As long ago as 1994 Geoworks was granted patents in the USA and Japan on technology that describes a mechanism for enabling devices with different capabilities present the same information and interact with the same applications through a generic interface specification.
Geoworks, a member of the WAP Forum, claims that parts of this patented technology are essential components of WAP.
Here there are two lists; one showing the WAP sub-markets that Geoworks believe to be relevant, the other a list of the types of vendor that Geoworks claim could infringe the patent.
www.it-director.com /content.php?articleid=580"e=gen   (794 words)

 Geoworks to Acquire AirBoss Wireless Systems to Expand Its Mobile Communications Platform Solutions and Deepen Its ...
Geoworks plans to integrate AirBoss' wireless technology and services into its full line of mobile communications products, including Mobile ASP, Geoworks' mobile communications solution for enterprise clients and Mobile Site, which allows any business to mobilize its existing Web content for any mobile device affordably and quickly.
Geoworks Corporation is a pioneer in wireless data communications services and technologies for the business and consumer markets.
Geoworks' Mobile ASP solution utilizes a flexible combination of its proprietary Premion Server+ technology and its mobile media expertise to enable businesses to reach their mobile customers with relevant and timely information.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0BFP/is_2000_May_22/ai_62216450   (756 words)

 GEOWORKS PRO - A window on the Z-248   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
If you're a novice, the Beginner level of GEOWORKS PRO is a good and simple simple way to get your feet wet with an integrated software package.
For those of us who still have a Z-248, and will have for a long time, GEOWORKS PRO could prove to be a surviving old pro, like DOS.
GEOWORKS PRO is on the GSA schedule for $114 from your local GTSI dealer.
www.chips.navy.mil /archives/93_jan/file11.htm   (1863 words)

 MobileTechNews - Geoworks Refutes Phone.com's Lawsuit
Although the lawsuit was not sent to Geoworks, Phone.com widely distributed a legal complaint over the Internet and to the media, announcing its intention to sue Geoworks.
Geoworks views Phone.com's claims as completely without merit, and in particular any alleged imminent threat of a lawsuit, as an attempt to interfere with Geoworks' established licensing program."
Geoworks holds its patent for all devices, including mobile phones, which are based on the WAP specification and placed into the stream of commerce in the United States and Japan."
www.mobiletechnews.com /info/2000/04/26/140421.html   (587 words)

 OmniGo 100 Developers Information
Geoworks has developed a complete tool set and comprehensive training and support programs to ensure the ability of third party developers to take advantage of the application opportunities available with the growing mobile segment of the CCD market.
Geoworks is focused on extending existing categories such as electronic rganizers and cellular phones, mobile devices which are highly portable and designed for individual use.
Geoworks offers developers a choice of development tools, from a highly technical Software Development Kit (SDK) that allows you access to the full power of the operating system; to Geoworks Bindery which lets you quickly and easily build electronic books and content products.
www.grot.com /zoomer/omnigo/devinfo.html   (2662 words)

 Geoworks Adjusts OS Sights - 11/2/1998 - Wireless Week - CA4017   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Geoworks attracted industry attention more than two years ago by supplying the OS for Nokia Corp.'s 9000 Communicator smart phone.
Reacting to slow market growth, Geoworks is providing a scaled-down version of its GEOS operating system for enhanced phones.
Geoworks signed Fujitsu Software Corp. as its first Premion customer and the company will provide content information for Fujitsu's ByeDesk Link message forwarding software.
www.wirelessweek.com /article/CA4017.html?spacedesc=   (436 words)

 Another WAP stumbling block in Geoworks lawsuit | The Register
Geoworks has filed a US lawsuit against Phone.com and Sanyo, claiming that their WAP browser infringes a Geoworks patent.
President and CEO of Geoworks, Dave Grannan, claimed that most companies were negotiating licensing of the company's software - which allows Web information to be displayed on a range of mobile screens and phones.
The coalition is still talking with Geoworks, Grannan claims, but Phone.com has decided to go a different route and has already gone to court to invalidate Geoworks' patent claim.
www.theregister.co.uk /2000/09/12/another_wap_stumbling_block   (407 words)

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