WAP: Life Or Death?
- WAP licensing flap. Ryan, Vincent // Telephony;01/31/2000, Vol. 238 Issue 5, p22
Reports that Geoworks has announced that it owns patent rights to pieces of Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and the wireless markup language, and plans to charge a licensing fee for the use of the technology. Implication of the announcement; Position of the WAP forum on the issue; Types of...
- Drawing Deadlines In The Sand. Smith, Brad // Wireless Week;07/10/2000, Vol. 6 Issue 28, p8
Reports on the decision of Geoworks Corp. to extend its deadline for licensing agreements with companies for its patent essential to the Wireless Application Protocol and wireless Internet. Lawsuits between the company and Phone.com Inc.; Approach taken by the company on its revised licensing...
- Licensing places big cost burdens on m-commerce. Carrigan, Tim // Marketing (00253650);2/22/2001, p16
Comments on the state of mobile commerce (m-commerce) in Great Britain. Factors that will hasten the development of m-commerce; Burden imposed by Great Britain's auction of third-generation telecommunication licenses; Reason why wireless application protocol is not that popular with consumers.
- WAP Patent Suit Kicks Up Dust. Smith, Brad // Wireless Week;05/01/2000, Vol. 6 Issue 18, p1
Reports on the decision of Geoworks Corp. to charge licensing fees from companies using the wireless application protocol (WAP). Lawsuit filed by Phone.com Inc. against Geoworks; Significance of the lawsuit on the future of WAP; Views of analysts on WAP.
- Geoworks lays groundwork for WAP IPR royalties. Bruno, Antony // RCR;01/24/2000, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p3
Reports on Geoworks Corp.'s launch of a licensing program in January 2000 to collect royalties on a user-interface method employed by the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and Wireless Markup Language for which it is claiming to hold intellectual property rights (IPR). White paper sent to WAP...
- Patents Traded, And The WAP Game Continues. Smith, Brad // Wireless Week;01/08/2001, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p16
Provides information on the dispute between Geoworks and Openwave on intellectual property rights affecting the Wireless Application Protocol. Settlement of the dispute; Comments from Scott Goldman, chief executive of the WAP Forum.
- THE WIRELESS WEB. Brown, Eric // Entrepreneur;Jul2000, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p36
Deals with the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), which is intended to handle Internet access over smart phones and handheld devices. Advantages and disadvantages of WAP; Threat of Geoworks to enforce a series of patents it claims for WAP.
- Patent problems threaten WAP. Kidman, Angus; Maher, William // Australian Personal Computer;Mar2000, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p20
Deals with the plan of wireless developer Geoworks to charge a license fee to wireless application protocol developers. Patent claim by Geoworks covering development of user interfaces; Impact of the licensing fee on businesses in Australia; Royalties on sales made.
- IPRs Strike WAP. Harter, Betsy // Wireless Review;08/15/2000, Vol. 17 Issue 16, Special section p12
Deals with the intellectual property rights (IPR) issues surrounding the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) specification for wireless communication. Lawsuit filed by Phone.com against Geoworks over WAP patents; Impact of IPR and IPR licensing fees on WAP development according to Andrew Cole...