Virtual Currency Patent Index August 2014
8 virtual currency patent were granted in August. This is an increase of 1 from July.
4 virtual currency patent application were published in August. This is a decrease of 5 from July.
Selected Virtual Currency Patents
|8818850||Method and process for registration creation and management of campaigns and advertisements in a network system||Adopt Anything, Inc.|
|8814699||Social networking roulette game system and method||none|
|8814696||System and method for providing branded virtual objects in a virtual environment||Zynga Inc.|
|8814675||Method of operating an online game using terraformed game spaces||Zynga Inc.|
|8814662||Value icon to award virtual currency in a virtual game||Zynga Inc.|
|8795072||Method and system for providing a virtual presentation including a virtual companion and virtual photography||Ganz|
|8795071||Apparatus, systems and methods for implementing enhanced gaming and prizing parameters in an electronic environment||Milestone Entertainment
|8795044||Device for providing a game||DeNA Co., Ltd.|
Selected Virtual Currency Patent Applications
|20140235326||Delegating Video Game Tasks Via a Sharing Service||Amazon Technologies, Inc.|
|20140229349||FACILITATING A PERSONAL DATA MARKET||Ivo Kostadinov Yanev|
|20140229293||TECHNIQUES FOR FACILITATING THE PROMOTION OF ORGANIC CONTENT||Sandra Liu Huang, Adam D’Angelo, Joel Lewenstein, Yair Livne, Gregory N. Price|
|20140220514||GAMES FOR LEARNING REGULATORY BEST PRACTICES||Gamxing Inc.|
As we use it here, “virtual currencies” include digital currencies, cryptocurrencies and other innovative electronic currencies. Virtual currencies may include Bitcoin, Darkcoin, Dogecoin, Litecoin, Mastercoin, Namecoin, NXT, Peercoin, Ripple, etc.
We try to limit the Virtual Currency Patent Index to patents and patent applications that are substantially related to virtual currencies. Patent records that make only a passing reference to a virtual currency are generally not included. Please let us know if we have missed any important patents.
The Virtual Currency Patent Index tracks patent applications and patents that have been published or granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Although most applications are published, a small percentage (about 7% nation wide) are not published for various reasons. Patent applications are generally published 18 months after the first priority date of the application. Published applications have not necessarily been examined and some applications will be abandoned after publication. Once an application is examined and approved and all fees and formalities have been satisfied, the Patent Office grants a patent.
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