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GTT Group to Sell Patent Portfolio Related to Key Internet Messaging and Social Media Technologies

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group) announces the availability of the Internet Messaging and Social Media patent portfolio. The portfolio encompasses fundamental technologies that are now experiencing wide global adoption.

The patent portfolio contains ten patent families, all highly applicable to common Internet messaging and social media technologies. The portfolio consists of 17 issued U.S. patents and 10 pending U.S. applications as well as various foreign filings. The inventions covered by the patent portfolio represent a wide range of communication and messaging technologies that have been adopted by major email, instant messaging, social media and ecommerce platforms.

  • One patent family in the portfolio describes methods for subscribing to the media content of a particular user and alerting users of any profile updates, such as updated photos.
  • Another family addresses electronic-messaging notifications based on user preferences and priority inputs.
  • Two other families further provide methods for analyzing and prioritizing contacts on a messaging platform.
  • A fifth patent family provides a notification method for online users.

“This portfolio offers broad coverage on messaging technologies that are common in today’s social media, ecommerce, online messaging, and email environments,” said GTT Group Chairman and CEO Michael Lubitz. “The portfolio provides a unique opportunity for companies looking to establish, solidify or expand their strategic position in the competitive online messaging and social media industry.”

GTT Group has prepared market adoption materials for qualified interested parties under non-disclosure, non-notice provisions.

GTT Group will be approaching potential buyers and providing materials explaining the strategic advantages of acquiring the portfolio. The portfolio will be sold to an interested acquirer on or before January 2014.

To receive more information about this opportunity, please contact Dan Buri. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

Internet Messaging & Social Media Patent Portfolio Website Summary from GTT Group

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