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Toshiba Is First Licensee of Geoworks Patented WAP Technology

Wireless Communications Giant Leads Industry Recognition of Geoworks Intellectual Property Rights

ALAMEDA, Calif., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Geoworks Corporation (Nasdaq: GWRX - news), a pioneer in wireless data communications services and technologies, today announced that Toshiba Corporation is the first to finalize a licensing agreement for Geoworks' patented flexible user interface (Flex UI) technology. Flex UI technology is an essential element of the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), the emerging global standard for mobile communications. Geoworks has licensed its patented technology to Toshiba for use in a series of handset devices.

``Toshiba joined our licensing program very shortly after it was announced, demonstrating that Geoworks' licensing structure is well-received by one of the leaders in the wireless communications industry,' said Don Ezzell, General Counsel of Geoworks Corporation. ``Leveraging our technology, Toshiba can significantly advance the emerging market for WAP-enabled products and the realization of a single, open standard for mobile devices.'

About Geoworks Flex UI Licensing Program

Developed in accordance with the WAP Forum's guidelines on asserting Intellectual Property Rights for WAP and WML, Geoworks' licensing structure is designed to foster the growth of emerging WAP markets and provide its technology through standard industry practices. Geoworks informed all WAP Forum members in January that its patented technology is employed as an essential component of the WAP standard.

Geoworks has posted on its web site ( a white paper entitled ``The Geoworks Wireless Internet Patent: Invention and Innovation in Flexible User Interface Technology.' The white paper details many issues of interest to WAP Forum members and non-members, including licensing details, legal issues and technical information.

About Geoworks

Geoworks Corporation is a pioneer in wireless data communications services and technologies for the business and consumer markets. The company's vision is to enable mobile Internet access in the business to business markets. In the business to business market, the company provides its server technology, wireless industry expertise and consulting services to other technology companies to further advance the mobile medium. Geoworks serves the consumer market through Mobile Attitude, the company's branded mobile media and commerce service, delivered to the growing universe of digital mobile phones and pagers. By licensing its essential Intellectual Property Rights for the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), Geoworks supports the worldwide market for mobile devices that enable people to easily and instantly access and interact with information and services. Based in Alameda, California, the company has international offices in Sweden, Japan and the United Kingdom, and can be found on the World Wide Web at

In keeping with U.S. law, Geoworks notes that this press release includes forward-looking statements, including the emergence of, and Geoworks' participation in, the mobile services market, the potential size of the market, and technology innovation and licensing issues relevant to these markets. Actual results may vary significantly due to various risks and uncertainties. Those include, but are not limited to, the following: i) the mobile services market may not emerge to the degree or timing anticipated; and ii) new technologies, licensing programs, and new services are inherently subject to development, timing and consumer acceptance risks. Additional information is available in the Risk Factors and Business discussions in the Company's Forms 10-K, 10-Q and other filings available from the Company or from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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