M·CAM, Inc. releases Patently Obvious® on Unified Messaging Solutions LLC v Bank of New York Mellon
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - May 18th, 2012 - M·CAM, Inc. releases Patently Obvious® on Unified Messaging Solutions LLC v Bank of New York Mellon et. al.
On May 7th 2012 Unified Messaging Solutions LLC (UMS), a subsidiary of Acacia Research Group LLC, yelled “Pay me!” to the financial services industry. It claimed infringement of UMS-licensed patents on web-based messaging services by The Bank of New York Mellon, Morgan Stanley, American Express Company, and the Vanguard Group. As UMS is the exclusive licensee of the asserted patents, it is interesting to trace the tangled skein of ownership of the asserted intellectual properties. Has UMS simply been given a license to litigate?
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M·CAM, Inc. is a global, full-service intellectual property and rights (IP&R) and intangible asset financial services firm. We provide the technical and financial systems that allow public and private markets to use IP&R and IA for regulated transactions in banking, securities, insurance, and public innovation investment and technology procurement. From our pioneering work in creating the world's first standards-based innovation collateralization financial products for banking and securities to our work in grassroots innovator enablement and patent quality assurance programs, M·CAM provides the mechanism to balance the interests of public and commercial sectors to support and build thriving economies.
The M·CAM Patently Obvious® report on Unified Messaging Solutions LLC v Bank of New York Mellon can be found HERE.