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Telecom Unification Service Portfolio for Sale at ICAP Patent Brokerage Intellectual Property Auction

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ICAP Patent Brokerage announces for auction a telecommunication service platform from EnVid Technologies, LLC, which offers the automatic selection of the appropriate communication medium as well as targeted advertising during the ring back cycle. This 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 innovative telecommunication service platform to our global base of buyers. The components of this IP package are relevant to telecom or network service providers wishing to provide the next generation of efficient and cost-effective, possibly free, services to their customers," says Dean Becker, CEO of ICAP Patent Brokerage.

Key Characteristics & Benefits

This portfolio discloses telecommunication services that unify different communication mediums such as IM Chat, Mobility, VoIP, PSTN, and SMS. In conventional telecom services, a caller makes a decision about which communication medium to use to contact a recipient. If the call fails, the caller has to manually select an alternate mode of communication. There are certain telecom services that may automatically transfer a voice call to alternate phone numbers according to a user-specified list. However, these service providers usually charge a subscription fee for using such services. Also, these services only operate on the voice lines of service providers and alternate communication mediums such as text, chat, or email are not included in these services.

The improved telecom service for sale provides a solution to conventional system shortfalls by automatically selecting an appropriate medium for establishing communication. Through this innovative platform, an intermediate point is provided in an access network through which a user can contact a remote party via one of multiple optional communication paths. A low cost communication path is then determined by this intermediate point to establish communication between the user and the remote party. Therefore, a user is not required to manually select an appropriate communication path.

Further, the service delivery platform is coupled with a business model for generating revenue or cost-offsetting based on targeted media advertisement during communication initiation. A central registration database is maintained to store user profiles having information, such as location, preferences, demographics, etc., for providing advertisements to users during the ring back cycle. The subscriber database provides the functionality of a unified contact management center with the ability to maintain contact information, which would normally be maintained through separate directories or buddy lists or social networking circles. The service provider platform can be deployed at the boundary of an access provider network at the point a subscriber might otherwise incur costs for the completion of a communication. Therefore, a service provider utilizing the IP in this portfolio may provide cheaper or free of cost service to users.

See this technical description of the telecom unification service sales offering.

To learn more about the assets available for sale in this portfolio:

Contact Clay Becker of ICAP Patent Brokerage at (561) 797-1161 or via email at [email protected].

Register for the upcoming event or submit IP for consideration for the ICAP Patent Brokerage auction.

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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


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