Home Music Survey Patent Goes On Public Auction Block
September 8, 2008 at 10:19 AM (PT)
MAX GLUTEUS PROPERTIES' patented "home music survey" methodology will be auctioned off at OCEAN TOMO's Fall Live Auction on OCTOBER 29th-30th, 2008 at the TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL in CHICAGO. The auction item is listed in the catalogue as Lot #81.
MAX GLUTEUS Pres. TOM KELLY was granted a patent in 1999 for the music survey method he developed for radio and the labels, which enabled participation in music surveys at home without a moderator rather than travel to a test site. KELLY MUSIC RESEARCH first utilized the patented method with a mail delivered survey product called the Living Room Music Test. With the popularization of the Internet, the method is used for the delivery of music surveys through e-mail.
"Since the patent was granted, there has been considerable interest, particularly in the last few years, not only among users, but also from holding companies interested in controlling the licensing rights and prohibiting unauthorized use of the patented method," KELLY said.