AccuWeather Global Weather Center – July 13, 2016 – AccuWeather, the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced the University of Oklahoma Office of Technology Development has signed a patent licensing agreement for the use of AccuWeather’s proprietary patents to benefit University advancements in technology innovation, including OU’s mPING app.
Under the new agreement, the University will integrate a range of AccuWeather’s exclusive location-based patents worldwide, which cover the ability to geographically pinpoint all forms of content across all wireless platforms to individual users and to their dynamically changing locations.
AccuWeather’s unique patents will be used in the popular mPING (Meteorological Phenomena Identification Near the Ground) mobile app. The mPING app was developed through a collaboration between NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory and OU’s Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, allowing users to anonymously submit weather observations and view reports all around the world on Android and iOS devices. AccuWeather meteorologists and technology experts will begin collaborating with CIMMS to refi