SOURCE: Droplets, Inc.
November 19, 2007 16:07 ET
Droplets, Inc. Adds International Patents for Its Rich Internet Application Technology
DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - November 19, 2007) - Droplets, Inc. announced today that the South
Korean Patent Office has allowed Droplets' rich-thin client software patent
(corresponding to its U.S. Patent No. 6,687,745 -- System and method for
delivering a graphical user interface of remote applications over a thin
Earlier this year, Israel allowed Droplets' patent. The U.S. patent was
issued in February 2004, and Australia was the first country to follow in
issuing a patent there. Beyond the U.S., Australia, Israel and South Korea,
patents are pending in other countries and regions.
Droplets' '745 patent relates to the system and method of accessing
graphical user interfaces of remote applications over both private
client/server networks and the public Internet (rich internet applications
or "RIAs"). The patent further relates to novel user interaction
capabilities such as accessing an application within a Web page and then
dragging that application out to the PC desktop where it can continue to be
accessed like any other piece of local software.
"We are delighted that Droplets' patent has been allowed here in South
Korea," said Bill Moon, co-founder of Droplets-Asia-Pacific Co. Ltd. (DAP),
which owns Droplets' exclusive sales and marketing rights for Korea. "The
issuance of Droplets' patent in Korea now is a great boost in our
competition for the fast growing RIA market here."
"Ten years ago, Droplets founders saw the rich-thin client architecture as
the future for Internet applications," said Droplets CEO David Berberian
Jr. "The fact that our technology is being protected in more and more
countries is a confirmation of the quality of our patent."
Droplets is currently enforcing its '745 patent in the United States with a
patent infringement lawsuit against Adobe Systems Inc. naming Adobe
products Flex and Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR). The suit is scheduled for
trial in December 2008 (Eastern District of Texas, case no. 2:2006-cv-00307
Droplets v. Adobe Systems and Polaris Venture Partners).
The Droplets technology enables software developers to create web
applications that have the rich interaction and usability of native desktop
software combined with the administrative ease, universal accessibility,
and high security of server-based Web applications. Droplets applications
use only approximately 10% of the network bandwidth of typical Web
applications, thereby lowering enterprise costs and dramatically improving
the responsiveness of applications for dial-up users and mobile wireless
users. Droplets applications are cross-platform and can be accessed within
Web pages or directly from PC desktops or mobile devices. The Droplets
technology is able to offer these advantages because it leaves 100% of the
application program code on the server and interacts with the user through
generic rich-thin client software which interacts with the desktop
operating system or the Web browser. Droplets applications can be written
in standard Java, C++, and MicroFocus COBOL.
Droplets, Inc. is a privately held software company based in Dallas, Texas.
Droplets' rich-thin client software is protected by U.S. patent 6,687,745
and has been licensed by Global 1000 enterprises, U.S. armed services,
ISVs, and ASPs.
To learn more, please visit http://www.droplets.com