Rating: CodeBroker and Paperlinks come onboard
It seems the mobile world is gradually coming to accept that in order to play in the QR space they are going to have to pay the IPR owners. Hence NeoMedia has just announced that it has added two new patent licensees to mobile barcode patent family. The latest to sing on the dotted line are Paperlinks and CodeBroker. Neither company is exactly high profile but NeoMedia loves to point out that Microsoft became a licensee last month [August 2012] here.Avid GoMobile News readers may remember this story about Paperlinks – ‘Paperlinks links QR codes to headshots‘.
We criticised the company for only offering an iOS version of its app back in December . Apparently the Android version is “coming soon”.
We described Codebroker as “one of the elder statesmen in the mobile coupon industry” when we wrote about them the company here. So the company is something of a catch for NeoMedia
We hardly expect these two deals to make much impression inside the NeoMedia coffers, however.