GTT GROUP
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Optical Touch Screen
Patent Acquisition Opportunity
The information in this package is provided for the sole purpose of supporting the independent evaluation of these patents by prospective buyers, and does
not constitute legal opinion or representation. Any discussion of the potential use of the patented inventions by particular products is for illustration purposes
only and is not intended to be, nor should they be construed as, notice of, or any form of accusation of, infringement of any of the indicated patents by any
products. In addition, the materials provided by GTT Group are copyrighted material and are intended for use by the receiving party solely for their use in
determining whether to purchase the patents offered for sale by GTT Group and their participation in the sales process run by GTT Group.
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Opportunity Summary
Patents
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GTT Group is exclusively representing the sale of the Optical Touch
Screen Portfolio.
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Touch Screen UI
Waveguide Structures
Optical Touch Screen
Polymer Coating
The portfolio contains 15 issued US patents and 1 US application in 9
patent families.
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The patented technology relates to optical touch systems, optical
waveguide platforms and touch system gestures.
Evidence of Use
•
The patented technology can be used in a wide variety of applications,
including touch screens, LCD screens, augmented reality (AR) goggles,
optical interconnect devices, as well as microfluidic for biomedical
applications.
•
Key assets relate to pattern-based unlock features found in electronic
devices with touch screens.
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There are no encumbrances on the portfolio.
15 US Patents
1 US Application
Relevant Markets
EOU materials will be made
available under NDA.
Making an Offer
Interested parties should
make an offer as soon as
they are able. Offers will
be reviewed as they are
received.
Contact GTT Group
Andrew Godsey
Director, Asset Services
agodsey@gttgrp.com
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GTT Group has developed evidence of use (EOU) materials that are
available under NDA for qualified purchasers. Please contact GTT Group
for further information.
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Patents
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15 US Patents
1 US Application
The Optical Touch Screen Portfolio can be divided into four categories:
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Touch Screen User Interface
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Relevant Markets
Touch Screen UI
Waveguide Structures
Optical Touch Screen
Polymer Coating
Evidence of Use
EOU materials will be made
available under NDA.
Making an Offer
Interested parties should
make an offer as soon as
they are able. Offers will
be reviewed as they are
received.
Contact GTT Group
Andrew Godsey
Director, Asset Services
agodsey@gttgrp.com
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The assets in this group relate to methods for interacting with a touchsensitive screen. Key inventions disclose using a gesture-based user
interface to access functions on a device. Given the widespread use of touch
screen devices, the applicable market for the technologies claimed in this
group of assets is very large.
Waveguide Structures
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The technologies covered by this group of assets include unique waveguide
structures with improved light transmission performance and fabrication
techniques that ensures volume production of high-quality waveguides. The
assets in this group are generally applicable to polymer waveguide structures
that can be mass-produced using thin-film processing techniques. The
claimed techniques have a wide range of applications that include optical
interconnect devices, LCD screens, augmented reality (AR) goggles,
microlens arrays, as well as microfluidic for biomedical applications. The
market potential in AR optics applications is particularly exciting. Waveguidebased AR optics is relatively new in AR display technology and it holds the
potential for producing smaller/thinner AR goggles at a lower cost than
conventional curved mirror based technologies.
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Optical Touch Screen Portfolio (cont’d)
Patents
15 US Patents
1 US Application
•
Optical Touch Screen
•
Relevant Markets
Touch Screen UI
Waveguide Structures
Optical Touch Screen
Polymer Coating
Evidence of Use
EOU materials will be made
available under NDA.
Making an Offer
Interested parties should
make an offer as soon as
they are able. Offers will
be reviewed as they are
received.
Contact GTT Group
Andrew Godsey
Director, Asset Services
agodsey@gttgrp.com
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These patents specifically target optical touch screen technologies, which
have so far been relegated to small niche applications due to the high cost of
production and wide bezel requirement. The optical touch systems covered
by assets in this group have very high touch detection resolution compared to
all other optical touch systems, useful for example for detecting pens with
high accuracy and precision (e.g. signature capture). The system, compared
to other optical touch systems, has smaller requirements for the width of the
touch systems (outside of the display) and also has a much lower bezel
height (gives a more 'flush' top surface for a device). Combined with the low
power requirements, the Digital Waveguide Touch (DWT) system is ideally
suited to mobile or battery operated devices.
Polymer Coating
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Assets in this group broadly claim unique chemical formulations for optical
polymers suited to forming high quality optical films on any substrate. In
addition to optical interconnect devices, LCD screens, augmented reality (AR)
goggles, microlens arrays, and microfluidic for biomedical applications, the
formation of a uniform, high-quality polymer coating is also essential and
fundamental to a wide range of large-scale, high-volume manufacturing
processes such as semiconductor processing and LCD/OLED processing.
Therefore, the potential market for this asset is large.
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Transaction Structure
Patents
Seller prefers an all-cash transaction.
15 US Patents
1 US Application
Bidding
Relevant Markets
Interested parties are encouraged to make an offer as soon as they
are able. Offers will be reviewed and responded to promptly. Priority
will be given to offers received first.
Touch Screen UI
Waveguide Structures
Optical Touch Screen
Polymer Coating
Evidence of Use
EOU materials will be made
available under NDA.
Making an Offer
Interested parties should
make an offer as soon as
they are able. Offers will
be reviewed as they are
received.
Contact GTT Group
Andrew Godsey
Director, Asset Services
agodsey@gttgrp.com
Submitting an Offer
Offers should be submitted in writing from an authorized party
stating the price offered and any material condition(s) to closing.
Pricing
No price floor has been set. Seller reserves the right to accept any
offer and refuse any and all offers in its sole and arbitrary discretion.
GTT Group is able to provide value guidance to qualified interested
parties.
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Non-Notice
Patents
Seller has agreed that the information provided to prospective
purchasers throughout this sales campaign will not be used in any
legal or administrative proceeding directed to enforcement of any
patent associated with the Optical Touch Screen Portfolio.
15 US Patents
1 US Application
Relevant Markets
Touch Screen UI
Waveguide Structures
Optical Touch Screen
Polymer Coating
Evidence of Use
EOU materials will be made
available under NDA.
Encumbrances
No encumbrances exist for the Optical Touch Screen Portfolio.
Making an Offer
Interested parties should
make an offer as soon as
they are able. Offers will
be reviewed as they are
received.
Contact GTT Group
Andrew Godsey
Director, Asset Services
agodsey@gttgrp.com
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