Power over Ethernet
Network-1's '930 patent (6,218,930) teaches an essential component of industry standard Power over Ethernet, or PoE. As described in the IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at standards, PoE enables delivery of power over existing local area network (LAN) cabling, eliminating the need for running separate and expensive power cables. Power over Ethernet provides substantial technical and economic benefits and is now commonly used in a wide range of must-have technologies, from power sourcing switches to IP phones, WiFi access points, and security cameras.
Network-1's Mirror Worlds patent portfolio covers technologies that enable unified search and indexing, displaying, and archiving of documents in a computer system. These technologies are now common in various computer and web-based operating systems. The four patents focus on creating "streams" of documents and other data objects that are of interest to users, such as email and calendar events. Streams can be sorted into past, present and future components or searched based on content or metadata to create permanent or temporary substreams.
The Content Monetization includes 12 issued patents that relate to identifying or tagging uploaded media content and taking business actions based on the identification. For example, specific advertising insertions or offers to purchase goods or services related to identified or tagged content (e.g. music or videos) are covered by the Cox portfolio. The system can also be used to identify whether a newly received work is, in whole or in part, derived from an existing work - enabling the proper rights owner to profit from its distribution.