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Video indexing patents to be sold at auction

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  • Caleb Clark
    Interesting that it says a lot of companies are currently using technologies that may be covered by these patents
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 16, 2010
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      Interesting that it says a lot of companies are currently using technologies
      that may be covered by these patents

      http://chronicle.com/article/Video-Indexing-Patents/64638/?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en

      "Video-Indexing Patents, Developed for Holocaust Archive, Head to Auction
      Block

      By Goldie Blumenstyk

      The organization founded by Steven Spielberg that has collected and archived
      video testimonies from nearly 52,000 Holocaust survivors and liberators is
      preparing to auction off commercial rights to the patented
      technology<http://chronicle.com/article/An-Index-of-Horror/31033/>it
      developed for indexing and searching vast libraries of video.

      The Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, which became
      part <http://chronicle.com/article/Holocaust-Stories-Move-to-A/33299/> of
      the University of Southern California in 2006, is using a company called
      Ocean Tomo to sell the commercial rights to its 11 key patents. The patents
      were issued at different times and the earliest ones will expire about six
      years from now. The institute will retain rights for noncommercial uses for
      the indexing and searching technology, and will continue to allow others to
      use the technology for education and research..."


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