Intellectual property brokerage and patent auction firm ICAP Patent Brokerage announced the sale of patents related to mobile services across wireless networks from Xerox Corporation.
These patents are presented to the market for the full spectrum of buyers.
Ranked as one of the top innovators, Xerox and its subsidiaries are annually awarded more than 1,000 U.S. patents across a broad spectrum of services, software, and hardware disciplines and in the physical and life sciences. Xerox had engaged ICAP Patent Brokerage to auction 239 U.S. patents across 26 technological fields. Bidding was scheduled to take place between July 24th and July 29th. The patents represent projects from Xerox's five global research centers, including PARC, a Xerox Company.
“These patents with early priority dates from 1998 disclose valuable technology for companies providing wireless solutions and document services,” said Dean Becker, chief executive officer of ICAP Patent Brokerage, in a statement.
The portfolio disclosed includes improvements to devices and services operable using wireless networks. Some of the technology described include: a method for determining the proximity of mobile devices in a wireless network; an e-mail method allowing users to selectively send emails with or without attachments; a method for operating a document device using vehicle telematics installed in a car; a system for performing document services using mobile computing devices whereby devices of the system receive document references transmitted over integrated wireless and wire-based communication services; a method for wirelessly updating document devices, such as printers and copiers; and an apparatus for wireless data communication with multiple memory devices within a document device.
"Our scientists and engineers are constantly pushing the boundaries of the unknown, adding to Xerox's more than 12,000 active U.S. patents," added Sophie Vandebroek, chief technology officer and president of the Xerox Innovation Group, Xerox.