Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Google Buys More Wireless Patents..Could This One Be Next?
Bill Slawski over at SEO By The Sea discovers that Google now owns a good chunk of Proxim Wireless IP (PRXM)
Google acquired 58 patents from Proxim Wireless Corporation in an assignment noted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) as having been executed on July 9th, 2012, and recorded on August 7th, 2012. The USPTO doesn’t include any of the financial details of the transaction. Proxim Wireless still has a number of patents left in their portfolio, and the Proxim Wireless website is still online.
This is Proxim Wireless:
SEO By The Sea lists all of the patents that were assigned:
What all of the major players are watching though with key interest:
A Markman Hearing on September 10 for Calypso Wireless and their "seamless switching" patent
Their ASNAP patent has been estimated to be worth billions if the hearing is successful because it represents a key part to HotSpot 2.0
It has been called the Holy Grail Patent.
Gartner's Akshay Sharma made this prediction for Hotspot 2.0:
" Hotspot 2.0 with FMC will be the dominant (over 50%) approach for carriers to achieve carrier grade 4G offload by 2015"
This solution is known by the trademarked acronym, ASNAP™, which stands for: Automatic Switching of Network Access Points.
Patent # 6,680,923 titled "Communication system and method which covers the seamless roaming of voice, vidoe and data between Wide Area Network access points such as cellular towers (GSM/GPRS/EDGE, CDMA, WCMDA etc) and short range Internet access points (such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc.)
The How To Find Big Stocks Newsletter discovered this "Wireless Wonder--A 100 Bagger?" several months ago at .02. We called it our "Powerball Lottery Play".
As more phones become "smart", and as more objects are connected to the Net, they will tax the current cell network's ability to provide a constant contact regardless of data size or location.
The holy grail of mobile communications is maintaining a connection regardless of data size or location.
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