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Notice of Acquisition of Patent
Acquisition of a Patent on a Value Assessment Solution for Trading-In of Used Smartphones

 January 20, 2017

Aucnet Inc. (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Kiyotaka Fujisaki, President and CEO; hereinafter “Aucnet”), an information distribution service provider, has obtained a patent for software called “Smart Camps” and related system to support the trading-in of used smartphones at mobile device shops. This is the third patent obtained by the Aucnet Group.

■Outline of the patent

 Patent number  6050922
 Name of invention  Mobile device value assessment device and system
 Date of application
 June 29, 2016
 Date of registration
 December 2, 2016

■Features of the patent
The patent is for a solution used by Aucnet Digital Products Inc. (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Shinichiro Fujisaki, President and CEO), a wholly owned subsidiary of Aucnet Inc., in its used smartphone distribution business. The solution has the following features:

(1) The market prices of models that Aucnet Digital Products identifies through its own distribution routes can be provided and displayed in a timely manner through the cloud.

(2) By entering the factors for the value assessment of a used smartphone, following the instructions of the dedicated software, the price of the device can be assessed in accordance with unique standards.

(3) The system does not require any specialized knowledge and makes it quite easy to trade in a used smartphone at a shop for a reasonable price that will stimulate replacement demand from end users.
Aucnet plans to use this patent in the Chinese market, where it has started its used smartphone distribution business, from this fiscal year. It also submitted a patent application in China in January 2017.

■Chart showing the system for the solution

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Aucnet Inc. is a pioneering company in the B2B distribution of used digital devices. Since 2005, Aucnet has been thoroughly inspecting used digital devices and erasing data for safe and secure distribution. Over the past few years, the distribution volume of used smartphones, in particular, has been expanding rapidly. Using this patent, Aucnet will actively continue its efforts to expand the used smartphone distribution business in Japan, China, and other markets in Asia.






■Inquirie  ————————————————————
Aucnet Inc. General Planning Department MAIL:request@ns.aucnet.co.jp



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