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Integrated Data Collection on a Mobile Device. ICAP Patent Brokerage Announces a Patent Portfolio for Auction that Features Improved Techniques for Collection, Integration, and Manipulation of Multiple Types of Data on a Mobile or Handheld Device

LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage, a division of ICAP plc and the world's largest intellectual property brokerage firm and organizer of ICAP Ocean Tomo Auctions, is offering for Auction a patent portfolio that features improved techniques for collection, integration, and manipulation of multiple types of data on a mobile or handheld device from John P. Sinisi. The lot will be included in the 15th ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Auction on March 29, 2012, at Terranea Resort near Los Angeles, California. 

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Key Characteristics & Benefits
This patent portfolio discloses techniques for collecting and integrating multiple types of data using a handheld or mobile device. The data can be of various forms including text, images, digital photographs, digital video, barcodes, audio, GPS, GIS etc.

  • The handheld device includes a data collection template that provides a user interface for collecting the data.
  • The template includes consecutive questions, data collection prompts, and commands for guiding a user through data collection activities.
  • Thereafter, a permanent standard or customized record is generated from this collected data.
  • The handheld device includes software that allows switching between data collection templates and digital camera functions. This allows inspection of a digital photograph into a record at the time of capture.
  • Software in the devices also allows overlaying of an electronic sketch over the digital photograph at the time of capture.
  • The device can be used in parallel or in series with other handheld devices.
  • Collected data from all the devices can be synchronized and used to optimize both the data collection template and the production of reports.

Market Potential
This is an important strategic portfolio for companies developing data collection software for handheld or mobile devices.

  • There is a wide range of applications, from specific tasks, such as data collection for building inspections and inventory tracking, to more general use in social media – any purpose where data and photo capture is required.

Companies who have cited this patent portfolio include:
United Services Automobile Association, Scanbuy Inc., Reflexis Systems Inc., TASER International Inc., Intuit Inc.

To learn more about the assets available for sale in this portfolio:
Contact Paul Greco of ICAP Patent Brokerage at 212-815-6692 or [email protected]

Media Contact: Luisa Sepulveda 312-327-8162 or [email protected]

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.

About ICAP
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.

SOURCE ICAP Patent Brokerage

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