Auction of UI Intellectual Property?!

17 Oct 2007 - 6:11pm
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MJ Broadbent
2010

Saw the headline below yesterday and thought I'd share. Kind of
trippy; had never thought that intellectual property would/could be
auctioned in this way! Particularly UI stuff. Hmmmm, weird. Anybody
aware of this sort of thing? Thoughts/comments?

CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2007 (Business Wire) -- Ocean Tomo Auctions, LLC
today announced it will sell several Lots relating to User Interface
Technology and Digital Media Systems & Management at The Ocean Tomo
Fall 2007 Live Intellectual Property Auction on October 25th at The
Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.

Catalog:
http://69.59.189.170/Auction/Catalogue/OTA_Catalogue_Lot.asp?eventid=42007

FAQ:
< http://www.oceantomo.com/auctions_FAQ.html >

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19 Oct 2007 - 8:03am
Chauncey Wilson
2007

Selling or auctioning off patents is fairly common in the IP world (my wife
is an IP Lawyer). In fact, if a company goes bankrupt, but has some good
patents or technology, those patents often end up being sold though legal
proceedings to pay off creditors.

Thanks,
Chauncey

On 10/17/07, MJ Broadbent <mj at mjbroadbent.com> wrote:
>
> Saw the headline below yesterday and thought I'd share. Kind of
> trippy; had never thought that intellectual property would/could be
> auctioned in this way! Particularly UI stuff. Hmmmm, weird. Anybody
> aware of this sort of thing? Thoughts/comments?
>
> CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2007 (Business Wire) -- Ocean Tomo Auctions, LLC
> today announced it will sell several Lots relating to User Interface
> Technology and Digital Media Systems & Management at The Ocean Tomo
> Fall 2007 Live Intellectual Property Auction on October 25th at The
> Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.
>
> Catalog:
> < http://69.59.189.170/Auction/Catalogue/OTA_Catalogue_Lot.asp?
> eventid=42007 >
>
> FAQ:
> < http://www.oceantomo.com/auctions_FAQ.html >
>
>
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