Patents Available for Acquisition

Siemens: Computer Location Bookmark Technology

US 7,010,748 (Method and system for displaying site-specific bookmarks on a computer) and active counterparts are available for immediate acquisition from Siemens AG. The invention relates to a method and system for displaying location dependent bookmarks on a computer or mobile device. A bookmark is the address of a network or internet site that you put into a list so that you can return to it easily.

Claim charts as the technology applies to Facebook and GoogleMaps are available under NDA. In addition to the available claim charts, the technology applies to stand-alone hand-held GPS navigation devices, automobile navigation systems, smart phone apps, and mobile computer (laptops/tablets) applications.

Siemens: Video Surveillance Portfolio

The Siemens Video Surveillance technology portfolio contains 25 assets in 13 patent families. The patents cover broad technology areas that are fundamental to modern industrial security systems. Much of the technology is being used in systems today.

Two of the patents (US 7,242,295 and US 7,342,489) have Evidence of Use claim charts. The technology in the portfolio applies to smart cameras and sensors, system controls and management, and alarm detection and location identification. 

H.264 Technology Patents

This portfolio includes two groups of patents for which there are commercially-important use cases in the streaming video market. Advances in computer networking, combined with powerful home computers and modern operating systems, made streaming media practical and affordable for ordinary consumers. The featured patent in this portfolio is believed to be essential to the H.264 AVC Standard (Annex G). 

SOLD: Geofilters for Mobile Phone Cameras

The PixMarx patent portfolio includes 5 patent assets, each directed to providing downloadable software image geofilters to mobile phone cameras for use in real-time, when end-users are taking photographs with mobile phones. Each of the assets relates to the increasingly widespread and valuable practice of providing downloadable software image geofilters that are used in mobile phone cameras in real-time to provide instant customization when consumers are snapping photographs with their mobile phones.

The PixMarx downloadable image geofilters operate in real-time, at the moment consumers are actually snapping photographs with mobile phones. The real-time operation of PixMarx image geofilters is significantly different from post-processing geofilters popular in social media and general image editing software packages commonly used to edit stored, pre-existing photographs long after they are taken. 

The Priority Date for all subject matter and issued claims in this portfolio is February 15, 2014. For comparison, Snapchat is the clear leader among geofilter platforms in the United States. The earliest priority date of any Snapchat geofilter patent application is September 18, 2014. Serious buyers can request a claim chart on the featured patent as it applies to Facebook as well as other popular social media applications.