10/6/2022 4:30 PM
Legacy device detection algorithm freely available in Europe
51Degrees announce that our legacy pattern device detection algorithm, used in our Version 3 product, can be implemented by anyone in Europe without needing to seek prior permission from 51Degrees.
10/19/2020 5:00 PM
The role of patents in 51Degrees
51Degrees has grown to become a respected commercial open source business and although we operate a freemium business model, we choose to protect our inventions.
In this article, we talk about how and why we decided to patent our technologies and ultimately protect our business in order to ensure we can continue to produce breakthrough after breakthrough.
7/4/2019 4:00 PM
Afilias' European Device Detection Patent Invalid
DeviceAtlas a trivial variation of WURFL
Yesterday the European Patent Office (EPO) opposition division narrowed Afilias Technologies Plc's device detection patent EP2245836B1 in Europe, as a result of an opposition brought by 51Degrees in 2017 and explained in this blog. The EPO concluded that the patent as initially granted was not valid.
5/15/2019 3:36 PM
51Degrees AdTech Focused Patent Granted
AdTech players now have a fast, free and future proof device detection solution
51Degrees' sub-microsecond device detection solution is granted a European patent, further adding to our established portfolio.
11/29/2017 2:00 PM
DeviceAtlas Patent Opposed
51Degrees leads opposition to Afilias European patent
In July 2017, after eight long years of deliberation, the European Patent Office (EPO) finally granted Afilias Technologies Ltd patent EP2245836B1 "Determining a property of a communication device". 51Degrees, the company I founded and still run, opposed this patent not because we think it affects any of our current products but because it attempts to monopolise the earlier WURFL (Wireless Universal Resource FiLe) solution now run by ScientiaMobile along with other well-known computing techniques.
3/17/2016 9:39 AM
51Degrees granted EU patent
for device detection technology
51Degrees, a device detection, web and mobile app optimisation and analytics specialist, today announces it has been granted an EU patent for its device detection technology.