Are You ‘Managing Records In A Travel Management System’? There’s A Patent On That

By | November 21, 2017

Amadeus has applied for more U.S. patents since 2012 than it did during the prior decade, far outnumbering others in travel technology. It received grants on more than 100 patents during the past five years, according to a company spokesperson.

"Our innovation is intertwined with our intellectual property," according to the spokesperson. "Establishing a strong intellectual property rights approach supports our constant drive for innovation. Fundamentally, patenting is about originality, so patent protection is inherently sought for new functionalities."

The increased activity maps to the company's growth in North America. Amadeus in 2014 made a major airline IT . . .

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Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them into Northstar Travel Media’s BTN Group. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.