Reisman / Teleshuttle Inventions and
that are pending and/or issued include work relating to the following areas.
38 patents have been awarded, with dozens more pending. Well over 100 companies have licensed one or more of
these patents. These patents and applications have been cited by over 2000
other patents and applications.
Internet push distribution
and software update (issued+pending, sold)
- the portfolio that was licensed
to BTG for commercialization, and which includes seven patents issued in 1997-2006,
plus others since and more still pending. This
technology relates to many Internet push applications, such as content channels, offline
browsing, RSS, electronic software distribution, and webcasting,
as well as aspects of "smart-client" Web services, the mobile Web,
e-commerce, and other advanced Internet services.
licensing efforts led to patent infringement suits against Microsoft and
Apple. On 3/31/06, BTG announced the
sale of these
patent rights to Twintech E.U. LLC for a down payment of $35 million, plus a share of
future profits, and that BTG and Teleshuttle would no longer pursue those suits. BTG
stated at the time that "TwinTech E.U. has the skills and resource to create
value from these patents which we believe should be licensed by a range of
software application providers." That sale was
which now controls these patents and is responsible for licensing efforts --
for which Teleshuttle retains a continuing profit share.
--Additional patents issued 1/26/10 3/6/12 that relate to
disc/online hybrids that link CDs or DVDs with online services, such as with
the Blu-ray BD-Live feature or in video games with online adjuncts. Delivering such services was Teleshuttle's original business, as exemplified by the 1995
Blockbuster Video Guide CD-ROM, with its
Teleshuttle online update feature.
--An additional patent issued 9/20/11 and relates to providing and receiving
application-specific information, services, and software component elements
over a network.
--On 10/6/11 two of these
patents were asserted by an Intellectual Ventures entity in a patent
infringement suit against Motorola Mobility.
--An additional patent issued 11/29/11 and relates to providing and
receiving content over a wireless communication system, including off-line
presentation of stored retrieved content.
--Additional patents issued 11/27/12, 3/26/13, and 1/21/14 relating to software
--A patent issued 7/30/13 relating to selection of networks, protocols, or
--A patent issued 5/6/14 relating to Web aggregation.
Search and the Social Web and the Semantic Web (issued+pending, sold)
– with some objectives relating to the Social Web and structured application
of user feedback, browsing by object name, knowledge of task/domains, and
knowledge of the Semantic Web (including six patents issued 2005-2012,
with others pending). Sold 7/6/09 to
RPX Corporation, the first
defensive patent aggregator. As of 1/14, these patents have been licensed to
companies, including many household names.
TV (issued+pending) a power assist for simultaneous ("coactive") TV + Web
use, which has been in early commercial development by Teleshuttle, with strategic partners
being sought. Related offerings by others are reaching the mainstream and this market
appears poised to scale rapidly. Extensive information on CoTV is provided on this Web site.
Very extensive patent filings address a wide range of advanced Internet
TV/Web features, including
use with one and two screens (coactive companion devices such as tablets or
enhancements to TV, Automatic Content Recognition, and other features.
Update: The first patents in this portfolio issued 3/1/11, 7/26/11,
4/17/12, 9/3/13, and five more in 2014, with
many others allowed or pending.
"Big Data" / "The Internet
usage data and ratings:
network-based collection, exchange,
analysis (issued+pending) including data from intelligent
appliances, with some objectives relating to improved breadth and depth of collection and
analysis and characterization of usage, and to new business models for associated data services.
Very extensive patent filings address a range of applications related to
products, smart devices, energy efficiency, asset management (including
digital assets) and other
The first four patents in this portfolio issued in 2008, 2011, 2013 and 2014,
with others pending.
Digital media storage
management / "Progressive Deletion" (issued+pending) with some objectives relating to trade-offs of quality versus
space that may change after items are first stored. This enables an
entirely new capability to "squeeze more in" to a "full" storage device, by increasing compression (such as in
a video camera/smartphone or a DVR). Other aspects of this portfolio
relate to management of multi-level local and remote storage archives,
including cloud storage services. The first three patents in this portfolio issued in
with others pending.
Social Web collaboration: The Idea Adoption Agency / Marketplace
to open online communities and marketplace exchanges for ideas and Intellectual property
development with some objectives relating to the open collaborative support of
development for early stage ideas, and to nurturing and capturing value for ideas that
might otherwise be abandoned. Also addressed
are advanced methods for collaboration and
This work is
believed to offer considerable value to society.
for services based on this work are in very early development, and strategic
partners/sponsors are sought.
entirely new approach to pricing for digital content/services in the context of an ongoing
relationship, based on customer dialogs about value. FairPay shifts price setting
to buyers and develops a buyer
FairPay reputation based on Internet feedback. This enables sellers to
manage a cooperative process that goes beyond "freemium," to a far
more efficient and dynamically
adaptive hybrid of free and paid content. FairPay was presented 12/1/11 at
an MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC symposium on "Better Strategies for
Monetizing Digital Offerings," and on the
HBR Blog on 11/18/13, and discussions with potential strategic
partners are in progress.
Inquiries from potential strategic
partners are invited
Monetizing patents, and
the need for an effective marketplace:
Teleshuttle is pleased to
see the emergence of improved marketplace options for inventors to
obtain reward for their inventions. There has been much negative
reaction against patent "trolls," but little understanding of how
difficult it is for inventors to gain reasonable compensation for their
inventions in the traditional patent market environment.
greatly preferable all around to have market options that provide fair
compensation to inventors, without need for the costs, time, turmoil,
and inefficiency of litigation. Responsible middlemen like Intellectual
and other recent entrants to the market have begun to provide
this kind of effective alternative to litigation.
background on the path to monetization of Teleshuttle's first portfolio
is given in a
blog post. More of that
story is now public, including
the game-changing role of Intellectual Ventures. The path to monetizing the second portfolio,
with the help of RPX, and with no need for litigation, was far more
direct and efficient.
from this monetization experience were presented at the 2/15/12 MIT
Enterprise Forum of NYC symposium "A New Age in Patent Liquidity: New
Opportunities for Entrepreneurs" and
video and slides from that presentation are available at the MITEF site.
Teleshuttle patent news
5/6/14 - 38th patent issues
5/22/12 - Sixth Search patent issues
Third CoTV patent issues
Reisman presentation on patents at MIT Enterprise Forum
- Patent relating to retrieving and storing content from wireless
- Second patent relating
to collection of product usage data issues
- Second progressive deletion storage management patent issues
- Patent relating to downloading application-specific software
- Second CoTV patent issues
Intellectual Ventures interviews Reisman for Inventor Profile
3/1/11 - CoTV
- Progressive deletion storage management patent issues
- Patent relating to disc/online hybrids (the original Teleshuttle business) issues
- Reisman search patent portfolio is
search-related patent issues
- Patent relating
to collection of product usage data issues
search-related patents issue
Teleshuttle Patent Rights To Twintech E.U. for $35MM+
First search patent issues
BTG and Teleshuttle Sue
Microsoft and Apple for Infringement of Patent for Online Software Updates
BTG and Teleshuttle Sue
Microsoft for Infringement of Patents for Active Desktop and Offline Browsing Technologies
Its Internet Technology Portfolio With the Acquisition Of a Fundamental Internet Push
Inventor Background / Mission
Richard Reisman's mission relates to
creating new and more effective services for people across the broad field of connectivity--powerful
interactive tools and media for human communication, collaboration, knowledge work,
This includes various combinations
of man-machine symbiosis and machine-augmented human communications -- as well as the new
cultural, media, and business opportunities they enable. Pervasive
themes are user empowerment and collaboration, and the effective application of globally
networked communities and machine intelligence to support that.
This work draws on
many decades of
thinking about new media combined with diversified practical information technology and
business experience and on a visionary mind-set tempered by a sense for
effectiveness honed by training in analytical methods for optimization (see bio). Reisman also has a broad interest in the
creative process and the business of innovation and organized and moderated a
symposium on "Patents for Dot-coms"
for the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC in April 2000, and organized and spoke at a
similar event in 2012.
To put a personal arc on this
history, Reisman became a believer in new media and e-business in the '60's, but realized
that he had to wait and pursue a day job in IT through the '70s and '80s. He moved full-time into new media at the start of
the '90s, as the stars (and infrastructure) aligned for the rest of the world to awaken.
All of this is with homage to the
visions of Bush (Vannevar), Licklider, Engelbart, Nelson, and Turoff that drove this
continuing arc of development.