• Mevia Intellectual Property – New Patent Joins Our Portfolio

    We are beefing MEVIA intellectual property portfolio on all streaming fronts, now a new patent to cover our streaming technologies comes to join our ranks!  We have three now covering streaming and a new one that is under development!

    Obtaining content corresponding to plurality of multimedia items from a source in a first format, and performing that over a first TCP-IP socket of caching unit. Rendering a web page by a browser using the content, and generating a temporal sequence of screen captures of therendered web page, wherein each screen capture defines all the content of the web page at a given time, and adjacent screen captures illustrate a dynamic change of a portion of the content over time. Assembling the media stream using the temporal sequence of screen captures. Provide the assembled media stream to content provider for broadcast on broadcast media channel, and providing a second TCP/IP socket of the caching unit, a status of obtaining, generating, and assembling.

    We will be adding more Intellectual Property for Mevia!! Stay tuned.

  • Cloud to Cable Demonstrations with Web Widgets and Live TV Feeds

    MEVIA is an innovative platform that connects “Cloud” or “Web” based  apps to Broadcasting technologies and systems.  MEVA is hence referred as Cloud to Cast, or Cloud to Cable. Web apps include google ads, instagram, facebook, twitter, and other social media platforms. Amplify your Reach® to mobile, web, Smart TVs, Cable TV, and Satellite

    In TV Broadcasting, our MEVIA platform is a revolutionary technology that allows creation and integration of web widgets into live and on-demand TV streams, shows, movies, even music streams. Add your twitter feed to your video stream with smart activation. Our technology is covered by two issued US Patents and other US & European applications.

    You can now integrate into your stream  google ads, Instagram posts, twitter posts, facebook, or any other cloud- or web-based app into your TV stream, either live, or pre-recorded. Seamlessly, without much effort but knowing your handles, hashtags, or a web link to the content you need to integrate.,

    Additionally, MEVIA includes other tools required for broadcasting including media playback, broadcasting to IPTV, OTT, and Cable TV systems.

    “Cloud-to-Cast” or “Cloud-to-Cable” brings social media applications residing in the “cloud” or on the “web” to be displayed as part of the video experience in OTT and Broadcasting systems  Our MEVIA platform is the best way to “Amplify your Reach®”

    MEVIA : Stream Creation and Generation of Streaming Multi-Platforms

    In the world of media, you can produce video and music content!! You can post it on Youtube® , Vimeo®, or others, but those are not going to provide high levels of income. Therefore, your content needs proper distribution to receive proper monetization.  MEVIA provides many tools to assist content owners, including playing back video content in a sequence or a playlist can be used with Multiplatform technologies.

    MEVIA has tools to create On-demand,  linear TV channels and VOD or Over-the-Top (OTT) streams that can be licensed to end-users, to operators, or any other carriers, as well as a portal to access it and monetize it with fiat currencies and soon with crypto currency.

    As an example, we created TECHEDTV in youtube at our studios in Boca Raton, Fl.

    We recorded over 100+ videos and  MEVIA was used to create a linear feed that can be found at teched.tvand mevia.tv.   The TECHEDTV feed is now ready for monetization at Cable TV systems,  Satellite, and OTT Outlets. Now the customers are subscribers at U-verse, FUBO, Sling, LG Streaming Platforms, Roku, and many others systems.

    The User Interfaces for OTT and VOD look as follows:

    TECHEDTV User Interface

    Seamless Live or VOD Stream integration to Social Media Applications and Web Widgets

    One of the main problems with video is the limited feature set in Smart TVs, as Smart TVs are made to decode video with great quality, computation and rending applications will complicate matter. Hence, integration of RSS Feeds, Facebook, Twitter, and others is not easy and complicates Smart TV application creation.  There is were MEVIA comes to provide an integrated user experience in a simple and seamless way.  MEVIA will work for live and VOD content seamlessly, integrating web widgets and cloud components effortlessly.

    MEIVA is then an innovative way to  integrate any web widgets including social apps to video and audio feeds.. As an example, the following web widget is a ticker that includes  stock information and news. This is a “React App” that loads into a container or cloud-based system and can include customizable content of stocks prices (my own portfolio) and my own news (keywords)

    ATSC 3.0 or NextGenTV fixes ancient broadcasting technology by:

    • Adding an IP-layer of broadcasting to your TV set, in other words, your TV will be connected to an internet link
    • Each stream will include customization for audio, videos or multiple video streams, and basically you will be able to see what the CBS Application will display in your iPad, but on your TV.
    • The Broadcasting platform renders all the web widgets, video, and audio in your television set.
    • The video quality will be in 4K, which is much higher than most HD TVs out there , and indeed better quality. The audio as well will include Dolby AC-4 that support surround sound and many other sophisticated features including multiple audio programs.

    In may ways ATSC 3.0 comes to compete with Cable TV and Satellite, and potentially with many “Over-the-Top” offerings, as you could in general also download customizable content to your TV using the broadband network.

    Protocol Stack of ATSC 3.0
    Source: https://www.atsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Fig3.jpg

    In summary, the figure above shows that the applications are written in  HTML5 and that all that  connects Video, Audio, or Close Captioned in multiple forms and is ready for broadcasting.  

    The MPEG or DASH, encodes the video audio and HTML, and uses MMTP and ROUTE protocols for an UDP multicast or unicast, as it can also service the same content using HTTP.

    MPEG or Multimedia Multiplexing Transport Protocol (MMTP) is a MPEG standard. It consists of Media Processing Units (MPUs) wrapping ISO Base Media File Format (BMFF) files with metadata for broadcast delivery.

    And ROUTE which is another protocol is defined as:

    ROUTE is Real-time Object delivery over Unidirectional Transport. It allows for a source and a repair stream in the ROUTE environment.

    Moreover, these two protocols offer a multicasting system for over-the-air broadcasting, which resembles what you see on Cable TV and Satellite systems. In deed, the ATSC 3.0 ‘specification includes and defines ways to use multicasting address as 239..*.*.*, that are out of the scope of this document.

     

    Cloud to Cable Patents and ATSC 3.0 or NextGenTV

    Interesting enough to say is that the US patents 10,123,074 and US Patents 10,524,002 cover all aspects of ATSC 3.0.

    As a consequence, I will not go into great deal but in comparison, we can review the specification of my patents and the claim language. As a rough summary:

    • ATSC 3.0 renders a webpage and creates temporal screens
    • ATSC 3.0 uses a multicast and unicast Transport to transmit the stream
    • Audio and video and html are all rendered simultaneously
    • ATSC 3.0 embeds metadata in the MMTP or MPEG stream
    • Encoders and software elements are embedded at the tower for broadcasting
    • Cloud to Cable renders a page and create temporal screens of he rendered pages.
    • Cloud to cable uses a multicast and unicast methods to transport the stream.
    • HTML, video, and audio are all rendered simultaneously
    • Cloud to Cable TV also does embeds metadata into the MPEG packet
    • Cloud to Cable TV places an appliance that broadcasts all signals to the clients

    Time needed: 2 hours and 30 minutes

    How Cloud to Cable TV works

    1. TV Channels as Web Pages

      In ATSC 3.0 or NextGenTV, and on CloudtoCable TV, TV channels are web pages that are rendered and broadcasted as MPEG frames on multicast addresses or unicast addresses over HTTP.

    2. Broadcast and Unicast Streaming

      Broadcasting can be done to a Cable TV system or a broadcast station.

    I still do not know how ATSC 3.0 and Cloud to Cable TV will interact, however it is more than clear to me that:

    • Cloud to Cable is ready for ATSC 3.0 or NextGenTV
    • Cloud to Cable is more advanced than ATSC 3.0 as it also brings virtualization to the mix.
  • PTAB Inter Partes Review Consultant – Sample Declarations and Reports

    As an Inter Partes Review Consultant, I draft declarations and assist my clients in Federal court and PTAB.

    I have experience assisting clients from startups to major corporations.  

    In general, IPRs are now used as defense during patent infringement cases.  During the IPR process, we will be  evaluating prior-art and preparing reports for either a Patent Owner or a Petitioner.  Invalidity and infringement will have to be considered as both could be greatly affected by the IPR process, and in many cases terms and claim construction rulings may have an effect that our experts will consider.

    An “Inter Partes review” is defined as:

    Inter partes reviewis a trial proceeding conducted at the Board to reviewthe patentability of one or more claims in a patent only on a ground that could be raised under §§ 102 or 103, and only on the basis of prior art consisting of patents or printed publications (more info)

    Trial Petition Process

    The PTAB Board will first determine if the trial will be “instituted” and whether or not the “Petitioner” has sufficient grounds, or “if reasonable likelikhood standard” is met.  The “Patent Owner’s” response to the initial filling (Preliminary Response) is considered as part of this decision. Once, the petition has been instituted, additional declarations will be required for the board to review and used by your counsel arguing a defense or requesting a claim or claims to be invalidated. The USPTO has the following flow chart: 

    I can assist your attorney in all filings, and you can hire my services as an expert or “Inter Partes Review” consultant. 

    Some examples analyzed in my blog are: “Music Choice IPR” , “Expert Witness Assistance” , and  “Mr. Grecia’s IPR” 

    Selected IPR Declarations and Reports

    A sample declaration filed in IPR2019-01014, not instituted for our client, MULTEMEDIA CONTENT MANAGEMENT, LLC

    Selected Expert Reports

    In a TCPA case against Vehicle Agency and AT&T, and in the notice of “Filing of Expert Report and Identification of Key Portions Answering the Court’s Questions by Vehicle Agency, LLC” for a TCPA Case.

    Many reports were nominated “HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL” and are not available to the public.     

  • Damages Report Admitted

    A new KPI-based Damages Model (Damages Report) is introduced in this article. This KPI-based Damages Model and analysis works when Panduit testfails for a computation of loss profits and only works for a reasonable royalty damagers model. 

    I personally submitted a damages report in a the case: Mobility Workx, LLC vs Cellco Partnership aka Verizon Wireless in the E.D. Texas, and Judge Mazzant ordered me to present it to a jury which means a Daubert challenge was made and survived..

     The model I created for damages (Damages Report filed with the court) can be used for many technology disputes where “Key Performance Indicators”  (KPI-based Damages Model) are measured to map a business performance, and how and what intellectual property maps to the revenues generated by a business and its performance. 

    My report mapped,  a KPI-based Damages Model fits perfectly with KPIs from ETSI Specification “TS 32.451 Version 8.0.0 Release 8”  describing the following subcategories:

    • ➡ Accessibility
    • ➡ Retainability
    • ➡ Integrity
    • ➡ Availability
    • ➡ Mobility

    Judge Mazzant accepted my report due to my experience at Motorola and all my overall resume working with startups, licensing deals, and being part of multiple patent and technology licensing agreements that involved companies like Qualcomm, Google, and many others.

    For example, TS 32.451 contain several KPIs for LTE Systems or E-UTRAN and you can map an Intellectual Property piece to one or several subcategories, and then from that category you can then establish the proper proportion of what an intellectual property maps to, which means that clearly a percentage of the revenues that a company generates can be mapped to a certain technology. 

    Key performance Indicators are part of not only 4G LTE systems but are found in most technological systems.  The process is presented in the following areas.

    In summary, one can say that many KPIs have a mapping to revenues, and that’s how companies can value performance to value.

    Revenues to KPIs

    Once these mappings are determined, which all KPIs may offer the same proportion of value to the generated revenues of a corporation, then one can map the features of a patent portfolio to one or many KPIs and create a weighed average of contribution to the KPIs and hence to the revenues.

    In the following charts, I represent that maybe a single patent or IP maps to a KPI which equates to a percentage of the revenues, let’s say it is 20%. Assume for a second that the KPI category contains 20 parameters, that for simplicity will be equally weighted.  As such, the technology where damages are being calculated corresponds to 2 parameters let’s say, hence a 10% of the KPI is then affected or benefited by the patents or technologies. 

    Setting up a royalty rate, of let’s say 3% to 5% seems reasonable and affects only the percentage of the revenues a KPI is affected by the patents. Hence, there is no dispute on how much effect a patent or an IP affects a business model.  

    Royalty Calculation KPI

    KPIs are usually defined by the defendant or an industry-defined, like in LTE, and each are granular enough that a mapping between a patent portfolio and /or an intellectual property can be mapped to. 

    As such a simply royalty yield of 5% can be used to compute an overall royalty that only affects the revenues generated by let’s say LTE Revenues for example, or any other technology with KPIs. 

    if you have any questions you can contact me or hire me to calculate your damages report for  KPI-based Damages Model.

  • Content Monetization for streaming platforms on Cable TV

    Cloud to Cable TV is a way for streaming services or OTT platforms to monetize their content on Cable TV, Satellite, and IPTV systems. 

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    As of December 11th, 2019, the USPTO officially issued US Patent 10524002 covering aspects of Cloud to Cable TV that were not covered in the initial patent. I received a notification today of my 12th issued US Patent and hopefully more to come in the coming years.  

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    December 20, 2019 eglacomm Expert Witness, IPR, Patents

    EGLA can provide my expert witness services to assist you in matters that include: Inter Parties Reviews and Patent Trial Appeals Board (PTAB and IPR Expert Witness), Patent and Technical Expert Witness, and more

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  • Second Patent Allowed for Cloud to Cable TV Portfolio

    A 2nd set of patents were allowed on September 3rd, 2019 and that means that several claims that cover MPEG and HTTP Live Streaming broadcasting.

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  • Cloud to Cable Innovations

    Cloud to Cable  Innovations are always Great News !! Not even a month ago, the US Patent 10,123,074 and US Patent 10,524,002 was issued covering many elements used in "Cloud to Cable TV."   Our  Cloud to Cable platform makes it really easy to broadcast music channels, video channels, video on demand (VOD), and any other multimedia streaming format to millions of subscribers in IPTV, Cable TV, and Satellite providers.

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