United States Patent & Trademark Office Issues First New Notice of Allowance to Spherix on Rockstar Data Network Patent Application Since Closing of Acquisition from Rockstar
TYSONS CORNER, Va., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spherix Incorporated (NASDAQ: SPEX) -- an intellectual property development company committed to the fostering and monetization of intellectual property, today announced that a "Notice of Allowance and Fees Due" was issued by the USPTO for an important new data network patent. Spherix acquired the patent application from Rockstar Consortium, which holds a multitude of patents obtained from the bankruptcy of Nortel and is owned by Apple, Microsoft, Sony, Ericsson and Blackberry.
The patent application covers a method for supporting existing data network infrastructure related to the transmittal of data from several nodes. The issuance of the application further enhances the existing portfolio and coverage of technology related to how data moves across a network.
CEO Anthony Hayes stated, "With the issuance of this Notification by the USPTO, we further expanded our portfolio of valuable assets acquired from Rockstar. This demonstrates that we are continuing to strengthen our monetization opportunities enhancing Spherix's position to pursue licensing opportunities."
Spherix Incorporated was launched in 1967 as a scientific research company. Spherix is committed to advancing innovation by active participation in the patent market. Spherix draws on portfolios of pioneering technology patents to partner with and support product innovation.
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