Archive for August, 2008

Reel/Frame: 021432/0763

Monday, August 25th, 2008
Buyer: MICROSOFT CORPORATION - Seller: SELTZER, MICHAEL L. - TAYLOR, GRAHAM - ACERO, ALEJANDROAsset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Monday, August 25, 2008 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 021432/0763

Reel/Frame: 021462/0495

Thursday, August 21st, 2008
Buyer: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP. - Seller: EMPIRIX, INC.Asset Size: Medium - Date Recorded: Thursday, August 21, 2008 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 021462/0495

Reel/Frame: 021424/0095

Thursday, August 21st, 2008
Buyer: SAP AG - Seller: WINTEL, MAIC - MARKERT, FRANK - MUELLER, MARTIN - JIN, YE - BOEHM, THILOAsset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Thursday, August 21, 2008 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 021424/0095

GTT to Sell Display Technology Portfolio

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Portland, OR

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc., (GTT), a leader in patent asset management services, has announced the availability of a patent portfolio dealing with improved OLED illumination stability and improvements to AMEL technology. This portfolio is entitled “Display Technologies Patent Portfolio” and consists of six US patents, one that relates to OLED technology and five that relate to AMEL technology.

The OLED patent relates to an improved passive matrix OLED device that provides for a control mechanism to maintain uniform light output from individual pixel elements throughout the illumination period. The invention additionally claims a passive matrix OLED device that provides for a control mechanism that prevents overshoot and undershoot illumination.

OLEDs have found a common place in small-screen devices such as cell phones, PDAs, and digital cameras. The first OLED product was a Pioneer car radio offered in limited production in Japan in 1997. Kodak was the first to release a digital camera with an OLED display in March of 2003. Sony soon followed in 2004 with personal-entertainment handhelds containing OLED displays. Sony followed this up in 2007 by releasing in Japan the first OLED TV. Research firm NanoMarkets released predictions for high commercial growth in the OLED market. Their predictions maintained the OLED market would hit $10.9 billion by 2012 and $15.5 billion two years later. While these predictions include active matrix OLEDs (AMOLEDs), NanoMarkets predicts OLED-based lighting to exceed $1 billion and the market for OLED displays in mobile phones and handhelds to rise to $7.2 billion by 2014, (both market areas in which PMOLEDs have seen success). Although OLED technology is still developing there is currently a notable market presence of OLEDs. GTT has analyzed the patent portfolio and prepared a detailed marketing report highlighting the technology and potential. For access to this information, please contact GTT.

The five AMEL patents also represent significant and important improvements to AMEL technology. The inventions described in the patents improve the color output, limit the voltage power required, and reduce manufacturing yields in AMEL devices.

“OLED technology, with its thin format, is highly sought after in the competitive markets of television, mobile phones and various other display and lighting application areas. Illumination stability is a key requirement for OLED market participants,” explained Michael Lubitz, CEO & Chairman of GTT. “We are honored to be involved in the placement of this portfolio.”

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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Reel/Frame: 021376/0023

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
Buyer: WI-LAN, INC. - Seller: ENSEMBLE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.Asset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 021376/0023

Reel/Frame: 021379/0753

Thursday, August 7th, 2008
Buyer: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA - MICROSOFT CORPORATION - Seller: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHAAsset Size: Large - Date Recorded: Thursday, August 07, 2008 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 021379/0753

Reel/Frame: 021358/0096

Thursday, August 7th, 2008
Buyer: GOOGLE INC. - Seller: GREEN, ROBIN - PAPAKIPOS, MATTHEW - KOKKEVIS, EVANGELOS - TAVARES, GREGGAsset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Thursday, August 07, 2008 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 021358/0096

Strategic Patent Acquisition

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

An integral part of your litigation defense

GTT has always been doing work in this area, whether our clients were looking for additional operational freedom or fending off patent litigation. Lately, we have been working on an educational campaign to provide counsel with awareness as to the benefit of patent acquisition strategy as a required tool to bring litigation to conclusion and even to prevent litigation from ever happening. Many corporate counsels and in-house patent managers have asked us when should they contact GTT regarding patent acquisition. I have always answered this question with a simple answer: if your objective is to minimize expense, then contact us when you first identify the potential issue. Obviously, if we can put out the fire before it starts, the client avoids the litigation associated expenses and potential business threat. However, even if the matter has entered litigation, we can assist to limit or end the business threat.

Similarly, many clients have asked us how to deploy a patent acquisition strategy related to non-practicing entities. GTT has developed a unique strategy related to such situations. If you are further interested we can discuss in additional detail and determine whether GTT is in a position to assist.

Reel/Frame: 021342/0809

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
Buyer: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION - Seller: CHAMPION, DAVID F. - SMITH, JEFFREY J. - SMITH, KEVIN J. - WINDELL, DAVID T.Asset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 021342/0809

Reel/Frame: 021355/0091

Friday, August 1st, 2008
Buyer: LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. - Seller: GODOY, MARIO FRANCISCO - JONES, DAVID A.Asset Size: Small - Date Recorded: Friday, August 01, 2008 12:00 AM PST - Reel/Frame: 021355/0091