Virtual Currency Patent Index January 2015
3 virtual currency patents were granted in January. This is unchanged from December.
11 virtual currency patent applications were published in January. This is also unchanged from December.
Selected Virtual Currency Patents
|Systems and methods for authenticating an electronic transaction
|Digital currency wallet generator
|System and method for providing loyalty-based virtual objects across various media including gaming devices
|Bally Gaming, Inc.
Selected Virtual Currency Patent Applications
|USE OF E-RECEIPTS FOR MICRO LOYALTY TARGETING
|INTERACTIVE ADVERTISEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM
|SYSTEM FOR TRADING PLAYER UNITS ASSOCIATED WITH A PORTFOLIO OF PLAYER UNITS
|GLOBAL WORLD UNIVERSAL DIGITAL MOBILE AND WEARABLE CURRENCY IMAGE TOKEN AND LEDGER
|SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PRODUCING MODEL FIGURE OF PERSON WITH ASSOCIATED CLOTHING
|SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TOY ADOPTION AND MARKETING
|Virtual Tree System and Method
|Methods for Detecting and Recording Activity and Devices for Performing the Same
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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