Archive for March, 2008

Social Networking Patent Portfolio to be sold by GTT

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Portland, OR

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc., (GTT), a world leader in patent asset management services, has announced the availability of a patent portfolio dealing with social networking. This “Social Networking Patent Portfolio” consists of one US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) allowed patent application with a priority date of February 29, 2000, along with a number of related US and Foreign filings.

The invention described in the Social Networking portfolio is primarily focused on providing an improved method for alerting users of online groups or networks to others within the group or network that have common or compatible characteristics. Compatibility processing is performed without requiring direct intervention by users, and information associated with compatible users is automatically provided to the users. Compatibility can be determined based on a variety of criteria, such as personal characteristics and physical location.
GTT has analyzed the patent portfolio and prepared a detailed marketing report highlighting the technology, potential markets and direct evidence of use in the marketplace.

Given the wide breadth of the independent claims, the Social Networking Patent Portfolio is useful to not only major internet companies providing such applications, but also wireless service providers and device manufacturers that enable social networking on mobile devices.

About Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc.

GTT is a world leader in outsource patent asset management services and is focused on helping corporations obtain maximum value for their patent assets. GTT leverages its global network and expertise in patent portfolio management, technology transfer, and investment banking to provide the highest value result. The company’s management and advisory board are comprised of leading representatives with cross discipline specialization in patent law, business law, intellectual property portfolio management, licensing, finance, operations, business development, marketing, strategic consulting, and mergers & acquisitions. The company’s corporate headquarters are in Portland, Oregon. For more information, please contact us.

Press Contact
Andrew Godsey
Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc.
Communications Dept.
T +1 (503) 243-1853
agodsey@gttgrp.com

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Reel/Frame: 020730/0486

Monday, March 31st, 2008
Buyer: YAHOO! INC. - Seller: SU, QI - BAKER, WENDELLAsset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Monday, March 31, 2008 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 020730/0486

Reel/Frame: 020726/0901

Monday, March 31st, 2008
Buyer: BROADCOM CORPORATION - Seller: SHAH, HEMAL V. - HURD, STEPHEN - SWINDELL, ROBERT RAsset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Monday, March 31, 2008 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 020726/0901

Reel/Frame: 020690/0675

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008
Buyer: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED - Seller: TELECIS WIRELESS, INC.Asset Size: Medium - Date Recorded: Tuesday, March 25, 2008 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 020690/0675

Reel/Frame: 020693/0326

Monday, March 24th, 2008
Buyer: MOTOROLA, INC. - Seller: NOWLAN, STEVEN J. - BALLANTYNE, WAYNE - GANNON, MARK A. - LUNDELL, LOUIS J. - VANNATTA, LOUIS J.Asset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Monday, March 24, 2008 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 020693/0326

Reel/Frame: 020669/0697

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
Buyer: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED - Seller: TSAI, MING-CHANG - BARRIAC, GWENDOLYN D. - AKKARAKARAN, SONY JOHNAsset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 020669/0697

GTT Announces Telecommunications Patent Sale Offering

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc., (GTT), a world leader in patent asset management services, has announced that they are exclusively managing the sale of a patent portfolio entitled “Telecommunications Patent Portfolio.” The portfolio is assigned to one of the world’s largest electronics companies and consists of thirty-one US patents and their foreign counterparts.

The portfolio discloses technology relating to telecommunication devices and systems. The patents have been cited by major corporations such as AT&T, Ericsson, Fujitsu, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Lucent, Matsushita, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, Nortel and Toshiba.

The majority of the patents can be categorized into four major groups: Telecom Switching Systems, CDMA, Racks and Cables and Power. There are also four patents that relate to Billing, Printer Board Assembly and Network Synchronization.

GTT has analyzed the patent portfolio and prepared a detailed marketing report highlighting the technology and markets. The marketing report is available to companies around the world interested in reviewing this acquisition opportunity. GTT will be holding a private auction where the patents are expected to receive strong interest from multiple parties.

To receive more information about this opportunity or to obtain a copy of the Telecommunications Patent Portfolio Marketing Report, please contact Andrew Godsey at: agodsey@gttgrp.com

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GTT To Sell Fundamental Mobile VoIP Patent Portfolio

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc., (GTT), a world leader in patent asset management services, has announced the availability of a fundamental patent portfolio dealing with VoIP communications over wireless devices.

The key point of novelty of the patent relates to running VoIP software on a device, converting voice information into data formatted for transmission over a network, and exchanging that data with a network using a short range wireless connection such as Bluetooth or WiFi (802.11).

Many cellular telephones, internet tablets, laptop computers are capable of running VoIP software and connecting to a network over a WiFi connection. There are also a number of companies that offer VoIP software that can be installed and run on these devices. In some instances, the VoIP software is pre-installed and available for use with a wireless connection out of the box.

GTT has analyzed the patent portfolio and prepared a detailed marketing report highlighting the technology, potential markets and presented examples of Direct Evidence of Use.

“Because VoIP has emerged as a key feature on mobile, portable and handheld devices, this portfolio will attract strong interest from major players in several markets,” said Michael Lubitz, Chairman and CEO of GTT. “GTT is privileged to be exclusively representing the sale of these patents.”

About Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc.
GTT is the world leader in outsource patent asset management services focused on helping corporations obtain the maximum value for their patent assets. GTT leverages its global network, expertise in patent portfolio management, technology transfer and investment banking to provide the highest value result for its clients. The company’s corporate headquarters are in Portland, Oregon. For more information, please contact us.

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Andrew Godsey
Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc.
T (503) 200-5170
agodsey@gttgrp.com

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Reel/Frame: 020649/0614

Friday, March 14th, 2008
Buyer: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION - Seller: ADAMS, CARL A. - BRACERAS, GEORGE M. - PILO, HAROLD - TOWLER, FRED J.Asset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Friday, March 14, 2008 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 020649/0614