TransactionsIP is pleased to offer on an exclusive basis a very significant patent, pending Divisional and parent PCT application for sale. The First Sale/Copyright Exhaustion Doctrine allows for a buyer of a book to resell that book without a royalty due to the author. With the recent Transformative Use ruling in favor of Google with regard to digital copying of physical books and serving of portions in response to searches, and the European Court of Justice ruling in favor of UsedSoft vs. Oracle, the judicial ruling trend may open the door in the U.S. or in Europe for the conversion of physical books to eBooks. The processing and resale of used books in the U.S. alone exceeds 600 million units per year. Patent No. 8,965,808 is the only IP covering print to E-Book conversion that adheres to the First Sale Doctrine in terms or assuring one and only one instance of royalty-paid content in existence, even when that content is transformed digitally– all the while recording lawful ownership and disposition of the print work. This is an excellent opportunity for those contemplating an entry into this market, or for publishers wishing to control such an eventual outcome.
The target price for this patent is $40,000.