Tamper-Resistant Microchip Cork Assembly Patents Auctioned by IpAuctions, Inc.

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Wine Father, LLC will offer two U.S patents in auction for the implementation of a micro chip which can be imbedded in a cork. Once sealed, it receives encrypted data regarding the wine including origin, vintage, grower, distribution as well as other information as deemed necessary. The tamper-resistant microchip will ensure the wine distribution network accurately delivers to the resellers and the consumer exactly what is described on the label.

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Geo-Cork™ protects more than the product, but the reputation of the producer; a value that cannot be measured in dollars.

Wine Father, LLC will offer two U.S patents in auction for the implementation of a micro chip which can be imbedded in a cork. Once sealed, it receives encrypted data regarding the wine including origin, vintage, grower, distribution as well as other information as deemed necessary. The tamper-resistant microchip will ensure the wine distribution network accurately delivers to the resellers and the consumer exactly what is described on the label.

In addition, a U.S. Trademark, Geo-Cork™ is also included in the Lot. The inventor will provide additional technical information, including “trade secrets” to the Buyer during the technical phase of the assembly process. The Seller is available for consultation purposes during the implementation phase of the manufactured products and the installation phase of the microchip.

Portfolio details in Lot# 1203

This technology was developed in response to the counterfeiting efforts uncovered by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), indicating “billions of $ a year” of valuable wine thefts.

Certain tricks of the counterfeit wine trade are timeless. One tactic is to buy a cheaper vintage of a great wine and alter the label and cork. Digital imaging has made faking labels far easier. Sometimes empty bottles of great wine are lifted from trash cans and get refilled. Because few people have tasted truly old wines, and because counterfeiters often substitute good young wine or put bogus labels on bottles of less-valuable wine from the same time period, spotting a fake is more art than science. "Everyone's an expert. I've had so many people taste something and say, 'This can't be '50 Lafleur,'" says one collector. "Really? Have you ever had a Right Bank Bordeaux from the '50s?"

With the increase of “fake” wines penetrating well-known auction houses, as well as retailers and restaurants as a world-wide product, the value of Geo-Cork™ and its patented design and purpose become clear. The application of Geo-Cork™ could potentially save millions in the wine industry against litigation from future buyers/collectors.

Geo-Cork™ protects more than the product, but the reputation of the producer; a value that cannot be measured in dollars.

This “live” online auction at http://www.ipAuctions.com and will be held December 26th thru December 31st.

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