Upaid brings to its customers and partners the support and protection
of our worldwide intellectual property rights for the deployment
of advanced communication services to mobile end-users (US Patent
No. 6,320,947, IPP WO 00/16568).
A license of Upaid's Intellectual Property Rights includes the
patent protections of 75 separate patent claims with a priority
date of 1998 and offers prospective coverage in 46 countries around
Upaid's intellectual property rights are broad in scope and comprehensive
in coverage. Four independent method claims and two independent
platform claims anchor the 69 additional dependent claims of patents
granted to date. These claims protect our partners and our customers
against either platforms or business "methods" that offer real-time
payment and settlement processing for advanced communications services
in competition with Upaid.
Upaid's patents protect against any software-enabled communication
platform that is capable of:
- Providing enhanced communication services via a plurality of
- Pre-authorizing a user's account, whether prepaid or credit-based,
to provide communications services, commercial transactions, or
account information, and
- Dynamically rating the charges and processing the settlement
data associated with mobile services delivered in real-time.