TCS Receives 13 U.S. Patents for Advancements in Mobile Location and GIS Mapping Technology
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TCS Receives 13 U.S. Patents for Advancements in Mobile Location and GIS Mapping Technology

ANNAPOLIS, MD -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Nov 18, 2011 -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued TCS 13 patents related to mobile location and geographic information systems (GIS) mapping technology:

"Once again, TCS is being recognized as an innovator in mobile location and mapping technologies," said Drew Morin, TCS senior vice president and chief technology officer. "These new patents clearly demonstrate our breadth of expertise in location and GIS and underscore our commitment to innovation. We use many of these patents in our products, and we welcome the opportunity to commercialize this technology with partners looking to expand their business in these areas."

This announcement brings the total number of issued patents worldwide to more than 186, with more than 330 patent applications pending. TCS' growing patent portfolio allows meaningful partnerships with other industry-leading companies to be built through direct licensing, cross licensing and joint venture agreements.

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications. TCS is at the forefront of new mobile cloud computing services providing wireless applications for navigation, hyper-local search, asset tracking, social applications and telematics. Millions of consumers around the world use TCS wireless apps as a fundamental part of their daily lives. Government agencies utilize TCS' cyber security expertise, professional services, and highly secure deployable satellite solutions for mission-critical communications. Headquartered in Annapolis, MD, TCS maintains technical, service and sales offices around the world. To learn more about emerging and innovative wireless technologies, visit

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements as defined within Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based upon TCS' current expectations and assumptions that if incorrect would cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Risks include without limitation those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the reports on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011.

Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances, or otherwise.

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