SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage, a division of ICAP plc and the world's largest intellectual property brokerage firm and organizer of ICAP Ocean Tomo Auctions, is offering for auction patented improvements in techniques for inputting Chinese characters using an on-screen keyboard. The lot will be included in the 16th ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Auction on July 26, 2012, at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California.
Background The written Chinese language has more than 3500 characters. Existing on-screen keyboard programs for entering Chinese characters via Pinyin simply display the English alphabets which can be selected to enter Chinese characters. This technique is inefficient and may result in various spelling or grammatical errors. An improved on-screen keyboard for entering Chinese characters is needed.
Key Characteristics & Benefits This patent portfolio discloses an on-screen Chinese phonetic keyboard comprising
A function key section positioned at a lower portion of the keyboard and configured to allow on-line editing.
An initial consonant key section positioned at an upper portion of the keyboard and configured to enter an initial consonant of a desired Chinese character.
A vowel key section positioned at a first side portion of the keyboard that includes less than 18 compound vowels and allows for the entry of a vowel of the desired Chinese character.
A candidate section positioned at a second side portion of the keyboard and configured to allow entry of the desired Chinese character.
Market Potential This is a key strategic portfolio for companies providing computer software or applications for multi-lingual text inputs.
Companies who have cited this patent portfolio include: Fujitsu, Nokia, Xerox, Microsoft, Fujifilm
To learn more about the assets available for sale in this portfolio: Contact Paul Greco of ICAP Patent Brokerage at 212-815-6692 or [email protected]
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