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

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Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group) announces the availability of the Internet Messaging and Social Media patent portfolio. The patent portfolio contains ten patent families, all highly applicable to common Internet messaging and social media technologies.

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This 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.

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 broadly relate to key Internet messaging and social media technologies.

The Internet Messaging and Social Media Patent Portfolio represents a wide range of communication and messaging technologies that have been adopted by major email, instant messaging, social media and ecommerce platforms. The portfolio offers broad coverage on the sharing of user-generated content in virtual networks, both related to the sharing of media, such as photos, and the sending of electronic messages.

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. Many social media platforms allow for users to subscribe to particular feeds and provide for alerts when that feed is updated. Another family addresses electronic-messaging notifications based on user preferences and priority inputs. One embodiment describes a method for the priority flagging of emails as important based on user preferences.

Two other families further provide methods for analyzing and prioritizing contacts on a messaging platform. One patent allows for prioritizing contacts based on whether they have previously replied to an Internet message. An additional embodiment prioritizes contacts based on frequency of communication. Another patent describes instant messaging platforms that classify contacts based on the frequency of communications.

A fifth patent family provides a notification method for online users. Particularly, the patents contain inventions directed to notifying consumers of events, such as the availability of a tracked item or an outbid notice on an online ecommerce site.

“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 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.

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