AirClic Receives Patent to Bring Multimedia Content to Mobile Devices

Nov 08, 2002

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded AirClic Inc. a patent for the certain core systems and processes comprising AirClic's Mobile Information Platform (MIP). MIP is an open, Web-based platform that is designed to facilitate rapid development and worldwide deployment of mobile services. U.S. Patent No. 6,448,979 titled "Printed Medium Activated Interactive Communication of Multimedia Information, Including Advertising," was filed Jan. 25, 1999, and comprises 106 issued claims. AirClic has applied for related patents in all major global markets. The patent covers systems and processes relating to the delivery of multimedia information services to mobile phones and other networked devices. People seeking multimedia information services including business information, advertising, video clips, transaction, or shopping services can access these services by scanning a printed code such as a number, bar code, or Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag using a scanner that is either part of or attached to an electronic device, including a mobile phone, PDA, or PC. Data from the codes are delivered via a network to a portal server. The portal server uses the data associated with both the code and the user to select and deliver the right multimedia information back to the user's electronic device. The portal server is also intended to performs other functions, including registering existing codes, generating new codes, gathering billing and transaction information, and retrieving information for data mining.