Broadcast Content Guide and Synchronization Portfolio for Sale at ICAP Patent Brokerage Intellectual Property Auction

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage announces for auction a package of program guidance and broadcast-related content synchronization techniques from inventor Michael Pocock, which includes the ability to identify broadcasters and content, and synchronize such content for viewers and listeners. This lot will be included in the 17th ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Auction on November 29, 2012, at The Ritz Carlton in San Francisco, California.   

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"We are excited to offer this highly relevant broadcasting portfolio to our global base of buyers. The package comprises various inventive aspects that have wide-ranging implications within the rapidly expanding broadcast and media industries, and would be an important addition to the IP portfolios of broadcast, cable, and digital media firms," says Dean Becker, CEO of ICAP Patent Brokerage.

Key Characteristics & Benefits
This sales offering includes techniques for managing, identifying, and disseminating content that is associated with a broadcast. The patents broadly disclose a music or content identification and purchasing system, which allows users to identify songs or television shows, and then receive additional information to assist with the purchase of a song, or, in the case of a television show, provide additional information to enhance the viewer experience.

Examples of the inventive aspects of this portfolio include:

  • Electronic Program Guide Search Techniques for synchronizing and accessing broadcast related information while searching an electronic program guide.
  • Synchronized Presentation of Broadcast-Related Content while viewing a broadcast. For example, a two-screen application where a user is watching a television program and additional information is streamed to the user's tablet or smart phone wherein the streamed content is synchronized to the broadcast.
  • Techniques for Broadcast and Broadcaster Identification using a broadcast identifier and geographic identifier to determine a broadcast or broadcaster. 
  • Techniques for Utilization of Ancillary Information Included in a Broadcast using a signal included in or with a broadcast to retrieve broadcast-related content, initiate recording of the broadcast, identify content in the broadcast, and synchronize broadcast-related information. 

The adoption of streaming media technologies by broadcasters combined with the explosion of mobile computing devices and applications places this IP, with its 1994 priority date, in a unique position relative to the current mobile, broadcast, and content streaming industries, which are racing to enhance the viewing and listening experience of their customers.

See this technical description of the versatile broadcasting technology IP sales offering.

To learn more about the assets available for sale in this portfolio:
Contact Paul Greco of ICAP Patent Brokerage at (212) 815-6692 or via email at Paul.Greco@us.icap.com.

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