(PRWEB) March 28, 2013
Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group) announces the availability of a patent portfolio related to Internet and telecommunications technologies.
The patent portfolio, split among five patent families, contains 21 issued US patents and three US applications. The inventions covered by the portfolio broadly relate to key internet and telecommunications applications including eCommerce, customer support, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), video conferencing, unified communications, video streaming and mobile applications.
The Caller Information patent family contains inventions utilized in the online customer support and VoIP solutions. One of the key inventions in this family covers the popular “Click-to-Call” or “request a callback” feature that enables customers to elect to be called back by a customer service agent rather than waiting on hold for the next available agent. The customer can supply their phone number and other information online, which is relayed to a customer service agent who is provided with both a customer’s phone number and customized information such as customer account information and/or issue details. Other inventions in this family cover features used in VoIP and video conferencing platforms that allow users to customize a profile picture and then use that picture when placing an outgoing call. The customized picture is displayed for the party receiving the call so that they can better identify who is trying to connect with them.
The Data Monitoring and Collection patent family includes patents that describe methods for monitoring and collecting data for a data stream between a computer and a device. One of the most popular applications of these methods is found in video streaming. Streaming video solutions utilize the inventions within the patent family to obtain an indication of the stream quality to determine how to adjust video quality or other factors based on the information collected. Other applications of the inventions can be found in packet inspection and employee computer use monitors (UI monitors).
The VoIP Information Tokens family relates to IP phone and VoIP solutions that provide caller information in a telecommunications system by using a caller cookie file. Cookie files are used in these programs to help recognize users when they login, track the version of the program being run, and provide information about a calling party. The inventions in this family broadly disclose the methods used by these solutions to maintain and update cookie files.
The Collaborative Messaging family contains patents that relate to popular unified communication platforms. These platforms are popular in enterprises for enabling users to combine multiple communication channels (email, instant messaging, voicemail, etc.) through one unified interface. The claimed inventions in this family apply to communication systems that enable users to access voicemail and email messages from a single integrated inbox. A key component for this functionality is the integration of speech recognition into the unified communication platform. Beyond enabling an integrated inbox, incorporating speech recognition in a unified communication solution also allows users access to interactive voice response functionality and voicemail transcription.
The Mobile Applications patent family includes inventions that enable mobile application developers to test their applications through an Internet connection on remote mobile devices. Applications of these inventions include mobile phone labs in which phones are connected via the Internet and can be remotely controlled via a mobile phone simulator within an Internet browser. These inventions create significant advantages by allowing users access to multiple devices from multiple vendors without having to purchase them or travel to multiple locations.
“This portfolio represents a diverse group of patents covering inventions that have seen a significant amount of market adoption,” said GTT Group Chairman and CEO Michael Lubitz. “The patents will be a great addition for companies looking for a strategic position in the competitive Internet technology industry.”
GTT Group has prepared evidence of use materials to illustrate how the patents in each family have been adopted by major market participants. The evidence of use materials will be made available to interested parties under non-disclosure and non-notice provisions.
GTT Group will be approaching potential buyers and providing materials explaining the strategic advantages of acquiring the portfolio. In addition, GTT Group’s experts will be available to discuss the strengths of the patents and evidence of use in the market. The portfolio will be sold at a private auction in May 2013.
To receive more information about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Godsey at GTT Group.
About Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc.
Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. is a patent transaction advisory and consulting firm, which combines core competencies in patent valuation with its global network to deliver unparalleled results. GTT Group’s services include Patent Valuation, Patent Brokerage, Patent Acquisition, Patent Licensing Support, Wireless Related Standards Review, and Patent Research & Strategic Analysis. The company’s corporate headquarters are in Portland, Oregon, with representation in North America, Asia, and Europe.
For more information, visit GTT Group online.