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April 29, 2011

MacroSolve Files Suit against Six Additional Companies for Infringement of Its Mobile App Patent

By Jai C.S., TMCnet Contributor

MacroSolve, Inc., a provider of mobile technologies, apps, and solutions, filed suit against six companies - Canvas Solutions, GeoAge (News - Alert), Kony Solutions, Widget Press, Pogo Corporation and SWD Interactive, LLC for infringement of its U.S. Patent No. 7,822,816.

Prior to this, the company had also filed suits against four companies including Blue Shoe Mobile Solutions, Brazos Technology Corporation, On The Spot Systems, and Formstack.

"We have identified a growing list of firms that appear to be infringing upon our patent. We intend to vigorously defend our intellectual property," Jim McGill, chairman at MacroSolve said in a press release.

MacroSolve said that the company is represented by two law firms that specialize in patent litigation and enforcement, Houston-based Antonelli, Harrington & Thompson, and Longview, Texas-based Spangler Law. Both firms are retained solely on a contingency basis and thus will be compensated only based upon proceeds from settlement and licensing activities. The law firms have led IP monetization efforts which involved some of the largest technology companies in the world.

Founded in 1997, MacroSolve has an extensive network and the company has projected itself to become a $17.5 billion market by 2012. The company operates through its subsidiaries including Anyware Mobile Solutions and Illume Mobile.

On October 26, 2010, the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued U.S. Patent No. 7,822,816 to MacroSolve. The patent, a significant intellectual property (IP) asset to MacroSolve, further advanced its position as a leader in the mobile solutions market. The patent addresses mobile information collection systems across all wireless networks, smartphones, tablets, and rugged mobile devices, regardless of carrier and manufacturer, and is currently utilized in MacroSolve's ReForm XT rapid mobile app development platform.

MacroSolve's patent covers fundamental technology in the mobile application space utilized by multiple companies.

Recently, TMC (News - Alert) reported that Illume Mobile, a division of MacroSolve has signed three contracts to design, develop and deploy new mobile business applications which will offer unique and powerful content as well as services to a wide range of customers and will be available at the Android (News - Alert) and Apple.

Jai C.S. is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jai's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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