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Canada-based Maya-Systems, Inc., announced Thursday that Apple acquired 18 of its patent properties related to “innovative axis-based user interface technology” in the third quarter of 2012.

“We are pleased to have secured the transaction with Apple,” explained Maya-Systems founder Mathieu Audet in a press release. “Our patents have been analyzed thoroughly by many potential buyers. We are confident that they are strong assets.”

Maya-Systems specializes in developing content management technology and ways to display virtual content through axis-based user interfaces. The Montreal company’s flagship product is an all-in-one platform that allows users to store, organize, view, and share files via the cloud, called “I am Organized,” as MacRumors also noted.

Maya-Systems did not clarify which user-interface patents Apple actually bought, but the deal could suggest Apple wants to continue advancing its cloud-based storage and document and file sharing endeavors. We’ll update this post if more information becomes available.

The press release is below with a promo video of I am Organized.

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MONTREAL, Jan. 31, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – In the third quarter of 2012, a transaction took place between Maya-Systems Inc. and Apple Inc. (apple.com), through which Apple acquired a portion of Maya-Systems’ patents relating to innovative axis-based user interface technology. The acquisition included 18 patent properties of Maya-Systems.

Maya-Systems’ technology offers an intuitive way to display any virtual content in a superior manner. This transaction attests that Maya-Systems axis-based user interface is ahead of the growing demand for axis-based user interfaces.

“We dealt with a significant number of sophisticated buyers,” noted Mathieu Audet, founder of Maya-Systems and patent agent. “We are pleased to have secured the transaction with Apple.” “Our patents have been analyzed thoroughly by many potential buyers. We are confident that they are strong assets.” The negotiations with Apple were carried out with the assistance of Mr. Louis Carbonneau from Tangible IP LLC (tangibleip.biz).

Maya-Systems’ IamOrganized™ offering (iamorganized.com) is the first all-in-one file manager, sharing platform, cloud storage and workflow management tool to utilize the innovative axis-based user interface technology.

Maya-Systems Inc. was founded in 2002 and is based in Montreal, Canada. It specializes in developing advanced content management technologies.