Auto Industry Patent Portfolios for Sale by ICAP Patent Brokerage


MENLO PARK, CA--Feb. 25, 2013: ICAP Patent Brokerage announces for auction automotive innovations for retractable hardtop technology (RHT) and seating enhancements from Heuliez SAS. This IP will be included as two lots in the 18th ICAP Ocean Tomo IP Auction on March 20, 2013 at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, California.

"We are excited to offer these automotive technology portfolios to our global base of buyers. Acquiring one or both of these portfolios will grant the owner entry into two key markets -- RHT and seating -- within the automotive industry," says Dean Becker, CEO of ICAP Patent Brokerage.

These portfolios broadly cover retractable hardtop and seating technology. The IP packages also include relevant materials associated with the technology, including studies, prototypes, and research.

Vehicle Retractable Hardtop

This portfolio includes improvements for hardware and rooftop designs for convertible vehicles utilizing retractable hardtop technology. The IP package offers solutions for folding mechanisms, water management, truck coverage, anti-pinch systems, single piston roof systems, and locking and tensioning systems. This 750+ patent RHT portfolio provides designs suitable for most vehicle sizes and styles.

Configurable Automobile Seating

This portfolio describes innovative flexible car seat configurations. The assets provide solutions that extend rear seat legroom, increase cargo space, improve side impact performance, mitigate human error related to seat adjustments, allow for flexible cabin space configurations, and reduce both seating weight and its attendant costs. This IP package includes patents and designs for a wide range of vehicle types and sizes.

These portfolios are relevant to automotive companies looking to establish or improve their market position in the RHT and/or seating technology spaces.

About ICAP Patent Brokerage
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