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TeleCommunication Systems Adds 14 U.S. Patents Advancing Public Safety, Location-Based Services, GIS/Mapping, Wireless Data and Messaging

ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 30, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in secure and highly reliable wireless communication technology, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued twelve new patents to TCS. TCS also purchased two U.S. patents, bringing the second quarter total to 14 additional U.S. patents, as well as nine foreign patents. In the quarter, TCS filed for 16 U.S. patents. Thus, as of June 30, the total number of patents issued worldwide in the portfolio was 418, with more than 300 patent applications pending.

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The 14 recently added U.S. patents describe innovations in several key communications categories, including:

The remaining 11 U.S. patents issued in the period are: Tiled Map Display on a Wireless Device (U.S. 9,041,744); System and Method for Positioning in Configured Environments (U.S. 7,511,662); System and Method for Positioning in Configured Environments (U.S. 7,916,074); Web Gateway Multi-Carrier Support (U.S. 9,002,951); End-to-End Logic Tracing of Complex Call Flows in a Distributed Call System (U.S. 9,042,522); System for Efficiently Handling Cryptographic Messages Containing Nonce Values in a Wireless Connectionless Environment (U.S. 9,071,438); Ingress/Egress Call Module (U.S. 9,008,612); Wireless Emergency Services Protocols Translator Between ANSI-41 and VOIP Emergency Services Protocols (U.S. 9,001,719); Transmitter Augmented Radar/Laser Detection Using Local Mobile Network Within a Wide Area Network (U.S. 9,002,347); First Responder Wireless Emergency Alerting with Automatic Callback and Location Triggering (U.S. 8,970,366); Authentication via Motion of Wireless Device Movement patent (U.S. 8,984,591).

TCS Chairman, President and CEO Maurice B. Tose said: "TCS continues to build expertise and intellectual property that covers a number of key areas important to wireless and the connected ecosystems of the future.  This patent portfolio protects our products, provides opportunities for royalties, and assists us in defending claims against our products directly and under indemnification provisions of contracts with major customers."

About TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, is a world leader in secure and highly reliable wireless communications. Our patented solutions, global presence, operational support and engineering talent enable 9-1-1, commercial location-based services and deployable wireless infrastructure; cybersecurity; defense and aerospace components; and applications for mobile location-based services and messaging. Our principal customers are wireless network operators, defense and public safety government agencies, and Fortune 150 enterprises requiring high reliability and security. Learn more at www.telecomsys.com.

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 the possibility that no revenues will result from our monetization efforts, that issued patents will prove to be less valuable than assumed, and those detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.

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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