Patents Relating to Enhanced Broadcast Communications to Auction on November 11th at ICAP Ocean Tomo's Fall 2010 Live IP Auction

Oct 14, 2010, 09:00 ET from ICAP Ocean Tomo

CHICAGO, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Ocean Tomo, the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP plc (IAP.L) and the world's premier patent auction firm, will auction off a patent portfolio disclosing techniques for enhancing broadcast signal quality and remotely monitoring cable TV downtime at the upcoming Fall 2010 Live Auction in Napa, California on November 11th.



Comprised of 3 US and 11 foreign patents, the assets in this lot describe methods to synchronize and modulate broadcast signal frequencies to avoid destructive interference such as mountain ranges or passing aircraft. These methods enhance broadcast signal quality and reduce frequency offsets while increasing the number of available channels within a frequency band. In addition, these techniques reduce the need for broadcasters to utilize hardware like frequency monitors, thus reducing fixed costs. The patents also disclose methods for remotely monitoring cable TV operating conditions such as downtime and cable drop at the subscriber end.

"Entities active in media broadcasting including cable operators, satellite providers, broadcast networks, and other entities involved in the distribution of media should find interest in these assets," said Dean Becker CEO of ICAP Ocean Tomo.

The expected value of this lot is more than $100,000. It can be purchased immediately through ICAP Ocean Tomo's Purchase Now feature for $300,000. To learn more about these patents and how to participate in the Fall Live Auction please contact Dean Becker at

To view the Fall Auction Catalog online visit

Media Contact

Cali Munoz


About ICAP Ocean Tomo LLC

ICAP Ocean Tomo is the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP and the world's premier patent auction firm.

About ICAP

ICAP is the world's premier interdealer broker and provider of post trade services. The Group matches buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, foreign exchange, emerging markets, equities and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks. ICAP is also the source of global market information and research for professionals in the international financial markets. ICAP plc was added to the FTSE 100 Index on 30 June 2006. For more information go to