For telecommunications companies—as is the case with many technology firms in general—one of the biggest kinds of patents out there is the Recovery as a Service (RaaS) patent class. With that in mind, it's easy to see why Geminare wants to talk about its own RaaS patent, and is sending no less than CEO Joshua Geist to the Synopsis (News - Alert) under IP / Patents Telecom Sourcing (SUITS) Conference to run down the details of the patent and what it means to the larger overall field.
Geist will be joining in on a live discussion geared toward running down the top 10 issued patents in the telecommunications sector, and Geminare's RaaS patent—said to be the first of its kind—makes the list by offering some very impressive features along with it. Geminare's primary stock in trade is to offer several different varieties of firm, from telecom companies to cloud service providers and beyond to put a little extra punch in offered products by enabling cloud-based RaaS within same.
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This is mainly driven by Geminare's Cloud CORE Platform, which allows for several different levels of service depending on the larger overall purpose for which the service will be used. Cloud CORE allows for complete scalability, as well as for multi-tiered billing systems, infrastructure management mechanisms and more. Plus, it can work with several different other platforms—it's described as “cloud-vendor neutral”—including Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) and Windows Azure.
That makes it an excellent fit to discuss at the SUITS Conference, set to run August 26-29 at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. The SUITS Conference's primary stock in trade is tackling the issues posed by patents and other intellectual property, from how to use same effectively to how to get more of same. Things like stagnant patents, hidden patents, and the ever-present non-practicing entity (or “patent troll” as some call it) can all have a major impact on how a business runs, innovates, and plans for the future. What's more, the sheer value inherent in a system like RaaS is a great one for businesses looking to protect operations in the face of an increasingly fragile infrastructural ecosystem as we know it; the power grid seems shakier and more heavily used, natural disasters seem to be ramping up—a hurricane in New York was seldom considered before Sandy arrived—and with hacking efforts going on apace, having emergency protection is less about paranoia and more about prudence.
Those interested in catching Geist's presentation, meanwhile, will be able to do so on August 27 at 10 a.m. Pacific time, to hear not only about RaaS, but the other major patents issued in the sector. It should prove to be a very educational experience, and for some businesses, perhaps even the kind of education that saves a business.
Edited by Alisen Downey