Unwired Planet, Inc., formerly Openwave Systems Inc., (NASDAQ:UPIP) announced today the launch of an Unwired Planet branded Zeppelin, which is scheduled for a month of flying over Silicon Valley. The sponsorship is designed to build awareness for the company’s re-birth as Unwired Planet, the founder of the Mobile Internet, and to pay tribute to the significant economic value that stems from our pioneering inventors and their impact on the mobile communications industry.
“We are excited about our intellectual property focus and look forward to building greater awareness of the primary role Unwired Planet and our historical inventors played in creating a platform for many of the wireless internet capabilities we see offered today by companies throughout Silicon Valley and around the world,” said Mike Mulica, CEO of Unwired Planet. “The name ‘Unwired Planet’ conjures for many the formative years when many of our foundational mobile communications patents were issued, and the mobile internet was invented. We look forward to realizing the value of our unique patent portfolio to develop advanced mobile technologies.”
A Zeppelin is a type of rigid airship pioneered in Germany in the early 20th century. Unwired Planet’s branding partnership with Airship Ventures represents the first B2B technology company to sponsor a branded Zeppelin over the skies of Silicon Valley.
Unwired Planet is solely focused on a multi-pronged Intellectual Property (IP) strategy that includes licensing and, if necessary, enforcement to protect its patent portfolio of approximately 200 issued US and foreign patents, and approximately 75 pending applications, many of which are considered foundational to mobile communications.
About Unwired Planet
Unwired Planet (NASDAQ: UPIP) is the inventor of the mobile internet. Unwired Planet established many of the foundational patents that allow mobile devices to connect to the Internet. Over the years, the company has amassed a patent portfolio of approximately 200 issued US and foreign patents and approximately 75 pending applications, many of which are considered foundational to mobile communications, and span smart devices, cloud technologies and unified messaging. Unwired Planet is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.