Smith Micro Gets Patents, Revs Mobile Music Software

Aliso Viejo-based Smith Micro Software reported today that it has received a network management patent, and also upgraded its mobile music management software. Smith Micro said it received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office covering management of computer systems and network infrastructure from handheld mobile devices. The patent, number 7,349,957, was granted March 25th. According to the USPTO, inventors on the patent were Thomas Matthews and Alex J. Alexander, and the patent was originally filed in March of 2002. Separately, Smith Micro said it upgraded its QuickLink Music 2.0 software, which is used to manage and transfer music files between a PC and mobile phones. The software is used by wireless carriers and customers to allow end users to download music files from a carrier's music store.