Nearly every GPS-enabled handheld device on the market today supports and promotes sky-viewing applications. This patent portfolio is the first of its kind and covers most embodiments of smart phone, sky-viewing technology.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
Global Technology Transfer Group, Inc. (GTT Group) announces the availability of the Mobile Sky Mapping Patent Acquisition Opportunity, which is related to mobile device sky-viewing technologies.
The Mobile Sky Mapping Patent Portfolio contains nine U.S. patents and three foreign filings. The majority of the patents claim an early priority date of March 3, 1999. The patents relate to consumer mobile and handheld devices that enable users to view celestial objects. The technology is commonly being utilized in most current mobile sky-mapping applications, handheld sky-viewing technologies from major handset providers, and mobile astronomy devices.
Mobile mapping is becoming an increasingly important technology sector for mobile device and handset makers. As the need for pinpointing a user’s exact location increases, so does the need for interpreting what the user is viewing. Expansively, this is beginning to include when the user is viewing the sky.
The Mobile Sky Mapping Patent Portfolio offers a unique opportunity for mobile handset manufacturers, mobile application developers and sky-viewing apparatus makers to acquire key patents for the celestial-viewing markets. The patented technology is in predominant use across handheld sky mapping technologies.
The patented technology covers devices, systems and methods for identifying and/or locating every object in the sky. Put simply, the patented device and system know where the user is on Earth, the precise angle at which the user is holding the device, and exactly what celestial object is in its direct path at that particular time and day of the year. It also allows for the technology to be applied in reverse, helping users locate an object using directional coordinates. In essence, the patents create a multi-media planetarium-like experience in a mobile setting. Any user with a smartphone, mobile handheld or GPS device can immediately view a detailed map of the sky above.
“Mobile broadband technology has been a driving force in the patent market over the last 24 months,” commented Dan Buri Director of Asset Services, at GTT Group. Dan further comments, “The ubiquitous nature of smart phones and mobile devices has allowed for unique applications of technology to take flight. The Mobile Sky Mapping Patent Portfolio is one of those unique applications. Nearly every GPS-enabled handheld device on the market today supports and promotes sky-viewing applications. This patent portfolio is the first of its kind and covers most embodiments of smart phone, sky-viewing technology.”
GTT Group will be approaching potential buyers and providing materials explaining the strategic advantages of acquiring the portfolio and the accompanying technology.
To receive more information about this opportunity, please contact Dan Buri at dburi(at)gttgrp(dot)com
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.