Below is a list patents that have been issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the "USPTO") to VCSY.
No. Both HTML5 and AJAX are client-side technologies. VCSY’s technologies do not address that. VCSY technologies cannot do what AJAX and HTML5 does, and vice-versa.
The ‘629 Patent is a continuation of the ‘744 Patent. In essence, they are identical patents where the continuation patent (the ‘629 Patent) has a new set of claims. Both of these patents are related to our SiteFlash™ family of products.
The ‘521 Patent is completely unrelated to the ‘744 Patent, the ‘629 patent and the ‘780 Patent. The ‘521 Patent is related to our Emily™ family of products.
The ‘266 Patent is related to ‘521 because it was a continuation-in-part of ‘521 and share some of ‘521’s specification. The ‘266 patent protects an aspect of our Emily™ language.
The ‘521 Patent essentially protects our XML Agent/XML Broker/XML Portal technologies under our Emily™ product line. This patent allows multiple, distributed databases to be combined and viewed in a single location as if it was a single database. These products can be used as an alternative to using Web Services.
The ‘744 Patent is a method patent that enables the creation, management and deployment of arbitrary objects. “Arbitrary objects” is a term coined on the patent itself and describes a unique type of objects for a web site or an application. It allows content creators, screen designers and software developers to operate independently from each other, among other advantages described in the patent specification. This patent essentially protects our SiteFlash™ line of products.
The ‘629 Patent is a continuation of the ‘744 Patent, but with a different set of claims. The ‘629 Patent is a system patent.
The ‘780 Patent is a continuation of the ‘629 Patent (which is a continuation of the ‘744 Patent), but with a different set of claims. The ‘780 Patent is a system patent.
The ‘266 Patent allows a programming language to have the ability to very easily download Markup Documents (such as HTML or XML) from web servers (as if it was an internet browser), store and parse such documents in their discreet parts. Among other benefits, it can help a programmer more easily write “spiders” and “crawlers” programs. VCSY has used the underlying technology of this patent to write its Emily™ XML Enabler Agent, Emily™ XML Broker and Emily™ Portal products.
U.S. Patent 8,903,371 (the ‘371 Patent) is a patent for a “Cellular telephone system and method” of which Luiz Valdetaro is a co-inventor. Mr. Valdetaro is the Chief Technology officer of VCSY. Consequently, VCSY has all the ownership rights in the ‘371 patent that Mr. Valdetaro is entitled to have under United States patent law as a co-inventor of this technology.
The ‘371 Patent is a cell phone system whereby most of the phone’s computing work is offloaded to the cell owner’s home computers.
Since Mr. Valdetaro is obligated to assign all rights he has as a co-inventor of this patent to VCSY, VCSY has all rights in this patent that Mr. Valdetaro has, which include the right to use, license, or enforce the patent, independently of the other co-inventors.
A "fully paid up" license for a patent means that the licensee is free to use under that patent without the payment of any additional compensation. The licensee does not have the permission to license any rights with respect to another party’s products.
Since each of the Microsoft, LG, Samsung, and Interwoven settlements were for a “Fully Paid-Up License” as described in our SEC filings, no additional compensation or royalties will be due from any of these parties to VCSY. In connection with these settlements, each party received a license for the ‘744 Patent and its successor patents, which include the ‘629 Patent and any continuation patents like the ‘780 Patent. There are no ongoing business relationships between VCSY and these companies, except in the ordinary course of business. VCSY is a customer of some products from those companies.
No. As noted above, Microsoft, LG, Samsung, and Interwoven only have the right to use these ‘629 and ‘744 patents and continuations of those in connection with their own respective products and may sell such products. Microsoft, LG, Samsung, and Interwoven do not have the right to license these patents to any third party.
The 832 Patent provides a system and method for a web server that remains active even when the mobile internet device (MID) is being used for telephony. Examples of MID’s include smart phones, tablets, and personal computers (laptops and desktops). It also enables two MIDs, or a MID and a computer (such as a laptop or other PC) to communicate directly with each other via the HTTP protocol (the main protocol used on the internet) on a peer-to-peer basis.