From the Wires
License to Search Technology Patents Assigned to Google, Inc. and Social Networking, Social Graphing and Contextual Keyword Search Patent Applications for Sale
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 26, 2012 06:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage announces for auction a non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid-up license to US Pat. Nos. 7,873,623; 7,716,205 and 7,716,179 and associated counterparts, all of which are currently assigned at the USPTO to Google, Inc. This license is held by Jildy, Inc. and relates to: (i) "link based," user-driven ranking of web pages, at scale, using user attention data; and (ii) the construction of a large distributed Internet search engine, by coupling together millions of individual computers, through the use of a distributed hash table file system.
This lot will also gain title to, and the right to continue to prosecute, two pending US Patent applications of Jildy, Inc. relating to search, advertising and social networking.
This intellectual property portfolio will be included in the 17th ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Auction on November 29, 2012, at The Ritz Carlton in San Francisco, California.
"We are excited to be offering this license and patent application package to our global base of buyers. With the continued advent of mobile computing, search and social networks, this IP package will not only enable a purchaser to practice the inventions disclosed in the patents covered by the license, but to develop additional IP rights around search and social networking. It's an opportunity not to be missed," says Dean Becker, CEO of ICAP Patent Brokerage.
Key Characteristics & Benefits
The techniques patented and covered by the license provide web page search results according to the "actual surfer model" as opposed to the "random surfer model," making use of information regarding what links are actually accessed, by whom and how frequently, and scaled accurately through a proprietary mathematical algorithm. As link structures have become increasingly "spam-able," it has become more important to pay attention to the actual links that real people click on. It's hard to do this in a mathematically rigorous way, at extremely large scale, and this is exactly what the referenced patents describe. The pending applications are focused on actual user activity, newsfeeds, interests and preferences in conjunction with "real-time" keyword search and social graphing.
See this technical description of the search technology license and social graphing and keyword search IP offering.
To learn more about the assets available for sale in this portfolio:
Contact Dean Becker of ICAP Patent Brokerage at (561) 309-0011 or via email at Dean.Becker@us.icap.com.
Register for the upcoming event or submit IP for consideration for the ICAP Patent Brokerage auction.
About ICAP Patent Brokerage
ICAP Patent Brokerage is a division of ICAP plc and the world's largest intellectual property brokerage and patent auction firm.
ICAP is the world's leading interdealer broker and provider of post trade risk and information services. The Group matches buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, FX, emerging markets and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks. Through our post trade risk and information services we help our customers manage and mitigate risks in their portfolios. For more information, go to www.icap.com.
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