GTT Group Announces Availability of Emergency Services Patent Portfolio

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The five issued U.S. patents and one U.S. application focus on initiating an emergency Internet Protocol (IP) request using an IP-enabled device having GPS capability. The patents generally relate to emergency response systems available in vehicles, mobile devices and mobile networks, and will be sold at a private auction in November 2016.

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The inventions in this portfolio cover providing global positioning data in an emergency situation and are being deployed across a number of devices and networks.

Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group), the premier provider of patent brokerage and patent transaction advisory services to information and communication technology companies worldwide, announces the availability of an emergency services patent portfolio.

The portfolio contains five issued U.S. patents and one U.S. application. The patents focus on initiating an emergency Internet Protocol (IP) request using an IP-enabled device having GPS capability. The patents generally relate to emergency response systems available in vehicles, mobile devices and mobile networks. The portfolio has a priority date in 2003.

The inventions in this portfolio are critical to providing important emergency services features being offered today. Key inventions relate to mobile devices and vehicle communication systems that send an IP emergency request with GPS location data when emergency criteria are met (e.g. a 9-1-1 call, collision, heat, or smoke). Other inventions in the portfolio relate to mobile networks that receive an emergency request including GPS data of an IP-enabled device and provide information to local emergency services.

Transitioning to Internet-based communication networks has created the need for updating legacy 9-1-1 services. Traditional 9-1-1 systems were limited to voice-based technologies, but advancements in mobile device and networking technologies have opened the door for advanced features. One key issue with the transition to IP-based emergency services is identifying the location of the device requesting assistance. Legacy 9-1-1 systems contain a static location associated with each telephone number. With approximately 70% of calls being made from mobile devices, next generation systems require a more advanced way of obtaining location information. The claimed technologies in this portfolio cover methods and systems for providing location information from an IP enabled device. The claims are applicable to mobile devices, networks and on-board vehicular communication systems.

“Obtaining reliable location information is one of the primary issues that needs to be addressed when transitioning to an IP-based emergency message,” said GTT Group Director of Asset Services, Andrew Godsey. “The inventions in this portfolio cover providing global positioning data in an emergency situation and are being deployed across a number of devices and networks.”

GTT Group has prepared materials to illustrate the value of the portfolio. To receive more information about this opportunity, please contact Andrew Godsey. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

GTT Group will approach potential buyers and provide 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 November 2016.

About Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc.
Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. is a patent analysis and transaction advisory firm. The company’s corporate headquarters are in Portland, Oregon.

For more information, visit GTT Group online.

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