The Discreetness of Silence and the Noise of Success - Mundi Fomukong
The Discreetness of Silence and the Noise of Success – Mundi Fomukong.
Africans and more especially Cameroonians who excel in the information technology (IT) sector are generally known. Be they in obscure corners like Silicon Mountain in Buea, South West Region of Cameroon or platforms under global floodlights like Silicon Valley in Southern San Francisco Bay area of California.
 Somehow, their names are known and their success stories told. Not so with Mundi Fomukong, a wireless systems architect who holds a Master of Science in Electronic System Design, specializing on aircraft electronic systems, from Cranfield College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University UK.
 Those who are acquainted with Cranefield University, know that when it comes to Civil Aviation Engineering, there is no better place to go in the universe. He founded Enovsys in 2003. It is a company which develops mobile phone system technology and is the owner of patented indispensable Avant-gardist technology globally.
The Discreetness of Silence and the Noise of Success - Mundi Fomukong
 This, in the areas of location tracking, location disclosure and privacy, geofencing and proximity determination, as well as mobile banking.
For at least a quarter of a century, Mundi has not only designed and implemented cutting edge technology, but has been deeply involved in protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights. Mundi is a highly skilled technology professional, who routinely prosecutes patents in the US, Europe, Canada, China, Singapore, Australia, India and Japan. He also actively supports and coordinates intellectual property litigation efforts and strategy within the US and Germany.
 In a January Interview granted to Jamie Hemmings of Authority Magazine he had this to say
about himself : “I reside in Los Angeles with my family and was born in Cameroon, West Africa. I attended college in England and moved to Southern California in the 1990s. I enjoy designing and developing mobile phone system technology – putting pieces together and drilling down to the nitty gritty.
 However, for circumstances beyond my control, I routinely find myself in the business of litigating intellectual property claims, relating to technology we now create.
The Discreetness of Silence and the Noise of Success - Mundi Fomukong
The nature of our business requires working around the clock to support local and international efforts. As one of the very few Africans involved in a business that hedges on next generation mobile phone system design, coupled with global intellectual property law and business, the experience has been unparalleled to none. On the surface, everyone is well educated, so fair play is expected. However, under the hood, as it concerns unauthorized use of technology and sales of large corporations, be ready for a never-ending “bruising” dog fight.
I remain grateful to my wife, kids, family, and friends for accommodating
my schedule.
 To keep up, exercise regularly and enjoy an iced shaken Martini cocktail at the end of a long day.
 Spiritually, I come from a generation of Presbyterians and attend our local church in Los Angeles, where I routinely serve as a deacon.”
Why, the present Career ?
Just before completing my undergraduate degree in Electronics with Computing in England, I saw a Cranfield College of Aeronautics flyer posted outside our laboratory. I took a moment to read up about the college and decided to place a phone call using, at the time, a British Telecom pay phone box. I was impressed by a graduate program Cranfield offered in Electronic System Design, specializing in flight electronics.
 Even though my application was late, I persistently called the executive assistant at the college, Mary Shields.
 Eventually the head of the college took notice and offered me a spot to join the program.
The Discreetness of Silence and the Noise of Success - Mundi Fomukong
 Attending that college gave me a deep understanding of how electronic systems are designed, specifically integration of hardware and software components.
After moving to the US, I met my co-inventor Chesney, now deceased, at a
local church in Los Angeles. He was a Californian businessman who traveled around a bit and had lived in England, believe in the 1960s. We
were from different generations, but became friends, and the rest is history and the  most  interesting story that happened since ENOVSYS was created.
Back then when we started  developing mobile phone system technology,
phones were mostly used for voice calls and pagers were used for text
messages. Existing mobile phone system platforms were proprietary – as
aThe Discreetness of Silence and the Noise of Success – Mundi Fomukong
Africans and more especially Cameroonians who excel in the information technology (IT) sector are generally known. Be they in obscure corners like Silicon Mountain in Buea, South West Region of Cameroon or platforms under global floodlights like Silicon Valley in Southern San Francisco Bay area of California. Somehow, their names are known and their success stories told. Not so with Mundi Fomukong, a wireless systems architect who holds a Master of Science in Electronic System Design, specializing on aircraft electronic systems, from Cranfield College of Aeronautics, Cranfield University UK. Those who are acquainted with Cranefield University, know that when it comes to Civil Aviation Engineering, there is no better place to go in the universe. He founded Enovsys in 2003. It is company which develops mobile phone system technology and is the owner of patented indispensable Avant-gardist technology globally. This in the areas of location tracking, location disclosure and privacy, geofencing and proximity determination, as well as mobile banking.
For at least a quarter of a century, Mundi has not only designed and implemented cutting edge technology, but has been deeply involved in protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights. Mundi is a highly skilled technology professional, who routinely prosecutes patents in the US, Europe, Canada, China, Singapore, Australia, India and Japan. He is also actively supports and coordinates intellectual property litigation efforts and strategy within the US and Germany. In a January Interview granted to Jamie Hemmings of Authority Magazine
he had this to say:
About himself : << I reside in Los Angeles with my family and was born in Cameroon, West Africa. I attended college in England and moved to Southern California in the 1990s. I enjoy designing and developing mobile phone system technology – putting pieces together and drilling down to the nitty gritty. However, for circumstances beyond my control, I routinely find myself in the business of litigating intellectual property claims, relating to technology we create.
The nature of our business requires working around the clock to support local and international efforts. As one of the very few Africans involved in a business that hedges on next generation mobile phone system design, coupled with global intellectual property law and business, the experience has been unparalleled to none. On the surface, everyone is well educated, so fair play is expected. However, under the hood, as it concerns unauthorized use of technology and sales of large corporations, be ready for a never-ending “bruising” dog fight.
I remain grateful to my wife, kids, family, and friends for accommodating
my schedule. To keep up, exercise regularly and enjoy an iced shaken
Martini cocktail at the end of a long day. Spiritually, I come from a generation of Presbyterians and attend our local church in Los Angeles, where I routinely serve as a deacon ».
Why, the present Career ?:
Just before completing my undergraduate degree in Electronics with Computing in England, I saw a Cranfield College of Aeronautics flyer posted outside our laboratory. I took a moment to read up about the college and decided to place a phone call using, at the time, a British Telecom pay phone box. I was impressed by a graduate program Cranfield offered in Electronic System Design, specializing in flight electronics. Even though my application was late, I persistently called the executive assistant at the college, Mary Shields. Eventually the head of the college took notice and offered me a spot to join the program. Attending that college gave me a deep understanding of how electronic systems are designed, specifically integration of hardware and software components.
After moving to the US, I met my co-inventor Chesney, now deceased, at a
local church in Los Angeles. He was a Californian businessman who
traveled around a bit and had lived in England, believe in the 1960s. We
were from different generations, but became friends, and the rest is history. »> The most interesting story that happened since ENOVSYS was created:
 Back then when we started to develop mobile phone system technology,
phones were mostly used for voice calls and pagers were used for text
messages. Existing mobile phone system platforms were proprietary – as a guide. Apple and Google were not even in the mobile phone system market at the time.
However, as Telecom and Software companies had not synchronized their technologies to communicate with each other, we really believed we could talk to both sides to provide common interfaces, leverage a location based services technology we had developed and much more.
As we owned the intellectual property, we had plenty of discussions and reviews with key players in the industry. Interest was very high, but the cycle was pretty much the same. That is, after every successful internal review by technology and business departments, decision was pushed to legal and eventually outside counsel got involved. At that point, everyone stopped taking our calls until the company deployed the system. Initially, we were awed, but after being in the business for decades, we were just plain naïve or maybe stupid to believe large corporations.
Mundi ha definitely made his mark in a very competitive arena which
requires the most rigorous of management skills and the care surveillance
and scrutiny of patent rights. For the past ten years, he has found himself trapped in a patent linked gargantuan quagmire, with none other than the 30% government owned Deutsche Telecom in the position of the patent infringer.
The frequently decried xenophobia of the German corporate atmosphere, compounded by the ambivalence of the German judiciary all the way to the Supreme Court, has made the protection of Mundi’s patent rights most uncertain. An atmosphere most reminiscent of the Berlin 1936 Olympics when the Arian Germans found it hard to believe that an Afro American Jesse Owens was superior to all the German athletes he competed with.
Mundi’s success is no accident. It is hard work and perseverance, learning, studying, and most of all his passion about what he does.
As discreetly as usual Mundi moves and remains the man with a plan, the dude with attitude and the gentleman with class. Yes, discreetness in silence, but now that he has been  ousted he cannot escape the sound the trumpets of success bring.