Caller ID & Advanced Call-Back Technology Available for Sale at Upcoming ICAP Patent Brokerage Fall 2011 Live IP Auction November 17th in San Francisco

Oct 26, 2011, 10:00 ET from ICAP Patent Brokerage

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage, the global leader in intellectual property brokerage and a division of ICAP plc, the world's premier interdealer broker, and ICAP Ocean Tomo Auctions, are offering for sale technology related to caller identification and advanced call-back features at its upcoming Summit on Patent Monetization and Live IP Auction November 16th & 17th in San Francisco. The Lot is owned by Josephus Verspaget and Urs-International b.v. and includes 23 patents and 5 applications.


The featured technology, listed as Lot 75 in the online auction catalog, can be viewed at This lot relates to a method for placing a telephone call where the caller sends audiovisual or data information to a recipient as a part of the introduction process, and the recipient receives this information while the device is "ringing". By storing and transmitting the audiovisual ringtone at the callers end, the invention reduces the requirement for recipients to create a catalog of ringtones for various stored contacts, and provides a means for recipients to differentiate between callers from the same stored number. The above is one elaboration of the method to give a practical example. The patent also covers other applications as well, including sending additional information and/or services instead of an audiovisual introduction, for direct or later use. These can be stored either on the device itself or in a server environment.

Dean Becker, ICAP Patent Brokerage and ICAP Ocean Tomo Auctions CEO, commented, "Our Fall 2011 Auction will be our biggest yet, featuring more than 140 lots. Technology, like that disclosed by this lot, represents some of the best innovation in the industry. We are very excited to be able to offer this to the worldwide market."  

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ICAP Patent Brokerage's Summit on Patent Monetization, the annual gathering of the leading participants in the patent monetization ecosystem, will take place before the Live Auction at The Ritz Carlton, San Francisco on November 16th & 17th.  

Join the leading voices in the patent community as we discuss monetization and enforcement, and debate the legal, legislative, and economic influences shaping the patent industry. The Conference includes a planned collaboration session focusing on standardization of patent sale agreements, as well as smaller group sessions built around some of the key challenges facing the partners in the ecosystem: enforcement and litigation, patent quality, patent protection, pooling and other blocking strategies, among others.  

The Conference provides unparalleled networking opportunities and access for established industry players and newcomers alike.  Get to know your partners, peers, and competition.  Join ICAP Patent Brokerage for this engaging, enlightening, and innovative two-day session.  Register today for only $395.

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