The Smart Search Assistant - ICAP Ocean Tomo Announces Patented Tools and Techniques for Improved Information Accessibility

Mar 07, 2011, 13:30 ET from ICAP Ocean Tomo

CHICAGO, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the explosive growth of information available on the Internet, users of search engines are constantly bombarded with more results than they can review. Inventor John Ogilvie has developed assistance tools that increase the efficiency of search efforts. This patent portfolio will be auctioned at ICAP Ocean Tomo's Spring 2011 Live IP Auction in New York on March 31st.


Key Characteristics & Benefits

This lot discloses the following:  

  • An invention that provides tools and techniques for assisting searches in large information collections, such as the Internet or massive databases.
  • Ways to improve Internet search engine efficiency by using previous search results to focus a new search.
  • Previous successful searches by other users are identified, thereby allowing the search engine to automatically categorize the results and the search phrases considered most valuable by other users.
  • User responses to search results are tracked and used to focus new searches.

Market Potential

This lot should be of interest to search engine service providers, internet service providers, and internet and database software developers.

  • Internet World Stats reports that in 2010, nearly two billion people used the Internet worldwide (1).
  • In addition, the North American search engine marketing industry was projected to reach $16.6 billion in 2010 (2).

To learn more about the assets available for sale in this portfolio:

Contact Dean Becker of ICAP Ocean Tomo at

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