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Expway Retains Drakes Bay Company LLC to Monetize its Patent Portfolio to Financial, Database and Media Markets


Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Paris -- Expway, the world leader in Electronic Service Guide Solutions for broadcast and telecom industries, today announced that they have retained Drakes Bay Company LLC, an Intellectual Property (IP) brokerage firm, to represent its portfolio of patents and sell or license them for companies operating in Finance, Database and Media markets.

Expway's IP portfolio consists of 4 US Patents, 6 US Applications, and 26 International Patents and Applications. It covers the following markets, standards and products:

-- Financial Services: Financial Information exchange (FIX) Adapted for Streaming (FAST) protocol standard for transmitting market data,

-- Database: BiN-XML for SQL databases,

-- Media: mainly but not only MPEG and DVB standards: MPEG-4 Part 20 (ISO/IEC 14496-20); MPEG-7 Systems (ISO/IEC 15938-1); MPEG-21 Binary Format (ISO/IEC 21000-16); TV-Anytime (ETSI TS 102 822); DVB-TV-Anytime (ETSI TS 102 323); DVB-(ETSI TS 102 539); and, DVB-H/SH (ETSI TS 102 471).

"We selected Drakes Bay Company LLC to monetize the Expway IP portfolio because of their successful track record, broad network, and management expertise," comments Thierry Sergent, CEO of Expway. "Expway's core focus is in the broadcast and telecom industries but we naturally want to leverage our intellectual property in other markets too, where the portfolio can give significant competitive advantage."

"We are very pleased to be selected by Expway to assist in this monetization process," said Joseph W. Jennings, president, Drakes Bay Company LLC. "We have initiated marketing this portfolio and expect offers by May 2012."

The Expway Portfolio

US granted patents and applications include:

  • US8015218 - Method for compressing/decompressing structured documents
  • US7275060 - Method for dividing structured documents into several parts
  • US6825781 - Method and system for compressing structured descriptions of documents
  • US7571152 - Method for compressing and decompressing structured documents
  • US20040107402 - Method for encoding and decoding a path in the tree structure of a structured document
  • US20040054692 - Method for compressing/decompressing a structured document
  • US20070208792 - Method for compressing and decompressing a sequence of numbers
  • US20080294980 - Methods and devices for compressing and decompressing structured documents
  • US20100058387 - Method for updating structured data broadcast in loop to mobile terminals
  • US20100043026 - Method and device for broadcasting additional information in a system for broadcast video programs

In addition, there are 26 international patents and applications.

About Expway

Expway is the world leader in Electronic Service Guide and Push VOD Solutions for broadcasters, telecom operators and device manufacturers, at Mobile DTV and Digital TV. Its customers include blue-chip companies such as NTT in Japan, TDF in France and NBC Universal in the US. Expway is headquartered in Paris, France and has offices also in the US and Japan. For more information, visit us at www.expway.com.

About Drakes Bay Company LLC

Drakes Bay Company LLC is an Intellectual Property brokerage firm that serves the IP defense and cash generation needs of operating companies, funds and inventors. Drakes Bay Company was founded by Joseph W. Jennings in 2005 and provides sell- and buy-side services.

Mr. Jennings is a member of the Licensing Executives Society and a member of the Intellectual Asset Management 250 World's Leading IP Strategists since 2009. The company is based in Larkspur, CA and can be found at www.drakesbaycompany.com.



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