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Offerings Include Patents Related to an Integrally Bonded Laminate Coating to Prevent Ice Buildup on Aircraft and Vehicle Surfaces


Lindsay Knight :
Ocean Tomo Auctions, LLC today announced it will offer for sale several innovative Lots relating to Aerospace & Automotive technologies at the Ocean Tomo Spring 2008 Live Intellectual Property Auction on April 2nd at The Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco, California.

The Aerospace & Automotive category includes patents relating to technologies such as a license tag scanning system; a system to wirelessly monitor the maintenance of deployed products such as engine systems; an aircraft collision and avoidance system; and an engine management system for an internal combustion engine.

Lot 28 comprises a portfolio of US patents and foreign equivalents related to coating material for aircraft and other vehicle component surfaces. Offered patents are directed to electronically conducive laminate materials which provide improved de-icing and temperature control capabilities for coated surfaces; and retardant coating materials having intumescent properties with a variety of applications.

Potential acquirers for the aforementioned patent assets may include automobile manufacturers and suppliers; aircraft manufacturers, airports, and air traffic controllers; transportation management system operators; GPS technology manufacturers; computer system and engine diagnostic equipment providers; and law enforcement systems providers.

For more information on any of the Lots or to register to bid or attend the event, please contact us at 312.377.4851 or or visit

About Ocean Tomo Auctions:

Ocean Tomo Auctions, the auctions arm of Ocean Tomo, LLC (, the country’s leading Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc® firm, has received global recognition as the leader in the live auctioning of intellectual property assets for some of the world’s largest and most established companies. Hundreds of key decision makers in the intellectual property and financial communities attend and participate in the auctions and related workshops, including C-level executives, Fortune 500® IP professionals, investors, small to mid-size companies, inventors and media professionals. Ocean Tomo Auctions has been featured on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Red Herring, BusinessWeek, Reuters and more. The live auctions are held in the spring and fall in the U.S. and in the summer alternating between Europe and Asia.

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