Geofox went bust but where's the IP?
Nifty little EPOC handheld lost in cyberspace
Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of intellectual property owned by Geofox, which went bust on 2 November last year. The UK company, set up by George Grey, founder of Tadpole and MD of the company, was looking for a buyer or for venture capital funds before it went into voluntary liquidation. Geofox's liquidation went largely unreported at the time. A brief statement at the time said: "Geofox has ceased trading as of Monday 2 November 1998. The company has been seeking VC investment. Unfortunately, despite an increasing user community, Geofox has not been successful in finding a buyer." As well as having a low power handheld with a large screen, the device used Psion EPOC software and the company had masses of software described by users as leading edge. At press time, we were unable to talk to Grey or any former directors of the company. ®
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