Red Bend Software Announces Six More Patents for Mobile Software Management1
Red Bend Software, the market leader in Mobile Software Management (MSM) with more than 1 billion Red Bend-Enabled™ devices, today announced it has been granted six more patents relating to the company’s unique update technology used in its software management products and solutions. These additional patents further enhance Red Bend’s leadership position in Mobile Software Management.
JP patent number 4733831, registered April 28, 2011, is Red Bend’s first patent issued in Japan. It is part of a family of counterpart patents in the U.S., Canada, China, Korea, Singapore and Australia. The patent provides a method for performing an update of an executable program and covers Red Bend’s core update technology as implemented throughout its product portfolio.
Three additional patents — U.S. patent number 7,860,834, issued December 28, 2010; Australian patent number 2004250442, registered March 3, 2011; and Chinese patent number ZL 200480021372.7, registered July 22, 2009 — join counterpart patents in India and Singapore. This patent family provides worldwide protection for an additional method of software updating using a compact update package.
U.S. patent number 7,676,479, issued March 9, 2010, and European patent number 1652069, granted August 25, 2010, which is Red Bend’s first patent in Europe, form another family of patents. This family provides yet another method for version updating, as well as a method for generating a small update package to be used by the update method.
Red Bend’s portfolio now consists of 19 granted patents, with more than 50 others pending.
“These latest patents reflect Red Bend’s culture of continuously improving the performance and capabilities of our products,” said Sharon Peleg, founder and CTO of Red Bend Software. “Our customers trust Red Bend with their most valuable assets — the mobile devices consumers depend on. That’s why we’re never satisfied with ‘good enough’ and we keep innovating to ensure our products are always best-in-class and meet the uncompromising demands of the mobile market.”
About Red Bend Software
Red Bend® Software is the leader in mobile software management (MSM). The company’s award-winning software products enable device manufacturers and mobile operators to increase revenues, reduce costs and achieve faster time to market by remotely managing firmware, applications and mobile devices over the air. Red Bend’s software has been adopted in 1 billion mobile devices by 75 companies including 10 of the top handset manufacturers and leading mobile operators such as NTT DOCOMO and China Mobile. Unlike device management vendors with proprietary end-to-end systems and manufacturers’ internally developed solutions that are platform-specific, Red Bend is the only company offering independent client software that is interoperable with any standards-based server and that works with any platform on any type of mobile device. Red Bend entered the high-growth mobile virtualization market with its acquisition of VirtualLogix in September 2010. Founded in 1999, Red Bend is a privately held company with offices in China, France, Israel, Japan, Korea, the U.K. and the U.S.