Intellectual Property Analysis of Corps of Discovery, LLC Network Management Patent Portfolio
The past five years have seen a sharp increase in broadband internet penetration across the United States, as well as across the world. As network infrastructure and capabilities become more robust, applications designed to take advantage of these advances have logically followed. Bandwidth-intensive usage involving Peer to Peer (P2P) technologies such as BitTorrent as well as streaming HD video content have created complications at an ISP level when attempting to adequately manage bandwidth and combat network congestion and degradation. Sophisticated Quality of Service (QoS) protocols and other network management techniques aim to alleviate these problems and as such are of immense value to major carriers in the communications and digital distribution industries.
Corps of Discovery, LLC currently possesses intellectual property concerning broadband network management with priority dates ranging from 1994 to 2000. These intellectual properties describe methods to analyze, classify, and track data packets across a network in a scalable fashion, as well as methods to dynamically route data packets according to classification. Effective and efficient management of the overwhelming amount of data traversing across a network on a packet-by-packet level can result in cost savings and additional efficiencies for network providers, as well as provide a critical solution to doing business in an increasingly bandwidth-hungry world. The Corps of Discovery, LLC patents describe methods of network management using distributed systems and QoS embodiments. While it is not transparent to the market what commercial intent Corps of Discovery, LLC has for these patents, it is reasonable to assume that they will pursue sales or licensing models. Entities interested in Corps of Discovery, LLC’s holdings would likely also be interested in similar innovations that lie in the public domain, some of which are listed below.
Corps of Discovery, LLC holds seven granted U.S. patents and three granted European patents.
Analysis of the Corps of Discovery, LLC patent portfolio has led to the identification of a number of innovations from multiple assignees residing in the public domain due to abandonment or expiration that also concern network management.ShareThis