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ICAP Auctions Digital Data Recording Patents

ICAP Patent Brokerage announced it will auction a patent portfolio that defines efficient techniques for recording audio and video data onto physical media.

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Next Generation Recording Method – ICAP Patent Brokerage Announces for Auction Patent Techniques for Recording Digital Data in a More Efficient Way

SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2012 — 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 patented technique for recording digital data on a physical media. The lot will be included in the 16th ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Auction on July 26, 2012, at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California.

“We are excited to be offering this portfolio to our global base of buyers” says Dean Becker, CEO ICAP Patent Brokerage and ICAP Ocean Tomo auctions.

Audio/Video (AV) data can be recorded on multiple physical media (for e.g., a compact disc, a DVD, etc.) to achieve better distribution of data. However, compression of AV data degrades the quality of recording and increases the recording time. Creating a digital image of the desired AV data in a temporary storage can reduce this recording time, but it also results in large storage utilization. Improved techniques for recording and distribution of digital data are thus required.

Key Characteristics & Benefits
This patent portfolio outlines efficient techniques for recording AV data onto a physical media. A novel data spray algorithm is disclosed, and the discrete portions of the AV data are read, decoded, and stored in a second data store, from where the data is transferred to a record for recording the data on the physical media. The storing and the recording steps are carried out simultaneously for different discrete portions of the selected AV data record, resulting in increased security and optimization of data bandwidth.

Market Potential
This portfolio is important for companies involved in digital data processing and distribution.

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