Mobile Advertising Patent Portfolio From CVON Innovations Limited Moved to Auction on November 11th at ICAP Ocean Tomo's Fall 2010 Live IP Auction

2010-09-08 11:32 2000

CHICAGO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ICAP Ocean Tomo (, the intellectual property brokerage division of ICAP plc (IAP.L) and the world's premier patent auction firm, will now offer the mobile advertising patent portfolio ( from CVON Innovations Limited ( at the upcoming Fall 2010 Live Auction in Napa, California on November 11th. This patent portfolio is the fourth largest in the world behind Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Google and consists of more than 300 patents and patent applications.


Many of the patent families included in this portfolio will play a strategic role in controlling access to mobile advertisement for both new and existing players. The claim scope of the assets cover technologies that have, and will become central to the business models and revenue generation paths in mobile advertising including ad funded applications, direct marketing to mobile devices, in-messaging advertising, mobile search, social media and instant messaging, pay per action in mobile devices, and advertising optimization in mobile devices.

"With a development team of more than 100 people, we have captured business essential technologies needed to implement mobile advertisement systems and services. We now have more granted patent families in the field than anyone in the world," said CVON Innovations' CEO Janne Aaltonen.

"Owners of this portfolio will be in a position to include or exclude new entrants to this profitable and growing market," said ICAP Ocean Tomo's CEO Dean Becker. "With mobile advertising expected to reach US$12 billion in 2014, the value of this portfolio will continue to increase."(1) Mobile carriers, device manufacturers, application vendors, mobile platform operators and developers, content providers, and other entities operating in the mobile device arena should take interest in this portfolio.

The expected value of this portfolio is US$7.5+ million. It can be purchased immediately, in advance of the auction through ICAP Ocean Tomo's Purchase Now feature for US$15 million. Interested parties should contact Dean Becker at (561) 309-0011 or

To view the Fall Auction catalog online visit

(1) From Informa Telecoms & Media 2008

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