See Who's Calling - ICAP Ocean Tomo to Auction IP for Personalized Caller Information & Advanced Call-Back Features

Mar 22, 2011, 10:17 ET from ICAP Ocean Tomo

CHICAGO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Available at ICAP Ocean Tomo's Spring 2011 Live IP Auction March 31st in New York City, this patent portfolio discloses technology relating to personalized caller information and advanced call-back features for communication devices.


Key Characteristics & Benefits

This patent lot discloses the following:

  • The object of the invention is a method and a system which allows an outbound caller to offer personalized audiovisual information (e.g., ringtone and photo) for the use of the receiver(s) on their device.
  • Recipient then views the audiovisual information from the caller as a personalized and specific introduction.
  • By storing and transmitting the audiovisual information at the caller's end, the invention reduces the requirement for recipients to create a catalog for stored contacts, and provides a means for recipients to differentiate between callers from the same stored number. Furthermore it provides the calling party the use of very specific, individualized content.
  • The patent also covers other applications, including sending additional information and/or services instead of an audiovisual introduction, for direct or later use. These can be stored on the device itself or in a server environment.

Market Potential

With comprehensive coverage across Europe, this lot should be of interest to device manufacturers, wireless system operators, mobile operating system developers, or any other entity wishing to enter this fast-growing field.

  • The mobile telephone market in Europe was estimated at $25.7 billion in 2009. It is expected to grow to $33.4 billion by 2014.(1)

To learn more about the assets available for sale in this portfolio:
Contact Dean Becker of ICAP Ocean Tomo at

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(1) "Mobile Phones in Europe," DataMonitor Industry Profile, October 2010