Pioneer in location-based services further solidifies its position as a world leader
State College, PA, June 27, 2013 - AccuWeather is leading the way in location-based services (LBS) for the Chinese market by becoming the first licensee of a patent granted on May 1, 2013 by the People's Republic of China.
The patented technology, owned by Locator IP, LP, a technology development company affiliated with AccuWeather, works to create, develop, secure, proliferate, and protect the processes of transmitting user-specific, location-specific, and location-aware content over wireless platforms world-wide.
The newly granted patent, "Interactive Weather Advisory System," enables a broadcast network for transmitting individualized weather signals to remote devices. Leveraging the patent, AccuWeather will provide superior real-time weather data relative to the locations of mobile devices and according to users' profiles and preferences.
AccuWeather has the rights to sub-license the patent rights for use in relation to weather.
AccuWeather currently licenses four patents granted in China from Locator IP, LP, all relating to an interactive weather advisory system.
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day one billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly forecasts with Superior Accuracy for more than 2.7 million locations worldwide, with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smartphones, tablets, free wired and mobile internet sites, connected TVs and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news and weather content and video for more than 72,000 third-party websites.
AccuWeather was founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers, a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs.
AccuWeather CEO, Barry Lee Myers, has served as a special advisor to three directors of the National Weather Service and has been an invited speaker to the World Meteorological Organization (the United Nations body that coordinates international weather information) and at the World Federation of Scientists, among many venues. He currently serves on the Environmental Information Services Working Group (EISWG) for the NOAA Science Advisory Board and on the steering committee of the AMS Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise.
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About Locator, IP, LP
Locator IP's LocatorCentric™ global suite of technology solutions enables leading brands, from progressive start-ups to multinational enterprises, to produce an impermeable ecosystem of location-based and location-aware services protected by patent grants in many countries all over the world.
Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder, President and Chairman of AccuWeather, has been selected by the Homecoming Executive Committee to represent Penn State University as Grand Marshal for Homecoming 2016. Each year, the Committee chooses an outstanding alumna or alumnus who has excelled in their field of study and continues to positively represent the University.
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