Austin, Texas [April 28, 2020] (ORIGINAL: BUSINESS WIRE) – Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN) (the “Company”), a fully-integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides products, solutions, data and services for brands worldwide, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a Notice of Allowance for the Company’s patent application entitled “Systems and Methods for Enterprise Branded Application Frameworks for Mobile and Other Environments.” The new patent allowances further strengthen, expand and protect the Company’s core patent portfolio underlying its Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform, including:
- Software Development Kits (SDKs), comprising Location Based Services, 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.
The newly allowed claims address a mobile application that includes a navigation menu for accessing a series of predefined categories of branding features and sub-menus for providing access to specific functions within the predefined categories. A computer resource accumulates and analyzes user interactions with a mobile application from many mobile devices and application analytics are used to develop statistics to promote brand extension.
“United States patents 8,788,358 and 9,965,775, held by Phunware, claim systems and methods for creating mobile applications for brand extension or promotion,” said Tushar Patel, EVP of Corporate Development of Phunware. “However, these new patent claims underlie allowances for the system itself, including mobile applications for a plurality of users, which then allows enterprises to more efficiently and effectively extend and promote their brands through a dynamic mobile ecosystem.”
These new patent claims and allowances add to Phunware’s growing intellectual property (IP) portfolio, currently consisting of 17 issued patents and 5 patents pending. Click here to learn more about Phunware’s patents.
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Phunware, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHUN), is the pioneer of Multiscreen-as-a-Service (MaaS), an award-winning, fully integrated enterprise cloud platform for mobile that provides companies the products, solutions, data and services necessary to engage, manage and monetize their mobile application portfolios and audiences globally at scale. Phunware’s Software Development Kits (SDKs) include location-based services, mobile engagement, content management, messaging, advertising, loyalty (PhunCoin & Phun) and analytics, as well as a mobile application framework of pre-integrated iOS and Android software modules for building in-house or channel-based mobile application and vertical solutions. Phunware helps the world’s most respected brands create category-defining mobile experiences, with more than one billion active devices touching its platform each month. For more information about how Phunware is transforming the way consumers and brands interact with mobile in the virtual and physical worlds, visit https://www.phunware.com, https://www.phuncoin.com, https://www.phuntoken.com, and follow @phunware, @phuncoin and @phuntoken on all social media platforms.