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Posted: Jan 14, 2011

Extensive Nanotech and Display Technology Patent Portfolio Available for Sale by ICAP Ocean Tomo

(Nanowerk News) ICAP Ocean Tomo , the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP plc (IAP.L) and the world's premier patent auction firm, announces the sale of fundamental nanotech and display patents from renowned inventor Till Keesman. Consisting of three issued US patents and ten related applications and foreign counterparts, this opportunity is one of the most valuable display technology portfolios to come onto the market in recent years.
At the core of the portfolio, US patents 5,773,921, RE38,561, and RE38,223 relate to field emission display (FED), the underlying technology behind next-generation flat panel displays. Together, the patents have been cited by major corporations working in the display field, including Samsung, Hitachi, Sony, Canon, Sharp, Toshiba, Motorola, IBM, and Alcatel Lucent the '921 patent alone has over 120 forward citations. In 2004, patent RE38,223 was listed by the Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal as one of the top ten Nanotech Patents in the world.(1)
"Display technologies are continuing to evolve over time, and FED is one of the core technologies that will take over the market in the coming years," commented Dean Becker, CEO of ICAP Ocean Tomo. "This portfolio contains patents that are essential to companies looking to utilize this technology in the market."
To learn more about the patents available for sale in this portfolio contact Kevin Fiur of ICAP Ocean Tomo at Kevin.Fiur@us.icap.com.
(1) Featherstone, Donald J., Spetch, Michael D. "Nanotechnology Patents: A Snapshot of Nanotechnology Patenting Through an Analysis of 10 Top Nanotech Patents," Intellectual Property & Technology Law Journal16.11 (2004)
About ICAP Ocean Tomo LLC
ICAP Ocean Tomo is the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP and the world's premier patent auction firm.
About ICAP
ICAP is the world's premier interdealer broker and provider of post trade services. The Group matches buyers and sellers in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, foreign exchange, emerging markets, equities and equity derivatives through voice and electronic networks. ICAP plc was added to the FTSE 100 Index on 30 June 2006. For more information go to www.icap.com.
Source: ICAP Ocean Tomo (press release)
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