Landmark Nonvolatile Memory Patent for Auction by ICAP Patent Brokerage

Apr 23, 2013, 06:00 ET from ICAP Patent Brokerage

CHICAGO, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage announces the auction of an improved inductive storage capacitor patent from Grail Semiconductor. The patent is currently in receivership, and ICAP PB has been engaged by the receiver to sell the patent.


"We are excited to be offering this innovative semiconductor technology to our global base of buyers. This IP package is highly relevant to companies manufacturing semiconductors and integrated circuits or providing data storage solutions," says Dean Becker, CEO of ICAP Patent Brokerage.

Boasting a 2001 priority date, US Patent No. 6,642,552 discloses a device that is capable of capacitance significantly faster than conventional devices, and which enables induction with any radio-frequency circuit.

Importantly, one embodiment of the device separates the core from the sleeve of an inductive capacitor by a dielectric material that stores an electrical charge when the device is powered off. This inductive capacitor may be used to implement a nonvolatile memory cell in one application and a timing circuit in another.

See this technical description of the inductive storage capacitor IP sales offering. 

Bidding Registration & Process
ICAP is accepting bids now through April 30, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. Before bidding, interested parties must register by signing and returning a Bidder Agreement packet, including supporting exhibits and a Bid Sheet. To place a bid, a registered bidder must complete and return the Bid Sheet to ICAP at before the end of the bidding period.

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