The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. Purchases a License under the Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing, L.P. Patents.LOS ANGELES -- The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., based in Hartford, Connecticut, has purchased a license under the patent portfolio held by Ronald A. Katz Ronald A. Katz (born in 1935 or 1936 ) is an inventor and president of Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing LP. His inventions are primarily in the field of automated call center technology. Technology Licensing, L.P. and licensed through its affiliate, A2D, L.P.
The nonexclusive license covers services offered by The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. in the "Automated Health Care Services," "Automated Securities Transactions" and "Financial Services Call Processing" Fields of Use, including customer service delivered through automated systems and live agents. Other terms of the license were not disclosed.
The patents held by Ronald A. Katz Technology Licensing, L.P. cover a wide range of interactive technology including automated forms of: customer service, prescription refill services, securities trading, merchandising, prepaid services, telephone conferences, registration, home shopping, as well as functions involved in securing information from databases by telephone, interactive cable transactions, and various other uses of toll free and local numbers.
Ronald A. Katz stated, "We welcome The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. to the diverse group of leading companies including First Hawaiian Bank and TD Banknorth Inc. who have purchased license rights under this portfolio."
There are over 250 companies with license rights under this portfolio. Companies with license rights under this portfolio include: Advanta Corp., Alltel Corporation, American Century, American Express, American International Group
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Mr. Katz is the named inventor on a large number of patents primarily in the fields of telecommunications and computing. He also formed Telecredit, Inc., the nation's first on-line real time credit and check cashing authorization system, and was awarded a patent as co-inventor of that technology.