Virtual Currency Patent Index July 2014
7 virtual currency patent were granted in July. This is an increase of 5 from June.
9 virtual currency patent application were published in July. This is a decrease of 1 from June.
Selected Virtual Currency Patents
|8790183||Arcade in a virtual world with reward||GANZ|
|8788332||Mutually supportive social networking and online advertising||Sircle, Inc.|
|8786662||Successive real-time interactive video sessions||None|
|8784178||Lotterized online gaming with multiple virtual currencies||Interprovincial Lottery Corporation|
|8784170||Program server, and method for game||DeNA Co., Ltd.|
|8768834||Digital exchange and mobile wallet for digital currency||e2interactive, Inc.|
|8764534||System and method for maintaining user engagement in a realm-building game||Kabam, Inc.|
Selected Virtual Currency Patent Applications
|20140214653||Virtual Currency Subscriptions Apparatuses, Methods and Systems||Unknown|
|20140213344||In-Application Universal Storefront Apparatuses, Methods and Systems||Unknown|
|20140208239||GRAPHICAL AGGREGATION OF VIRTUALIZED NETWORK COMMUNICATION||MyRooms, Inc.|
|20140207667||METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING TRANSFER REQUESTS||Ebay, Inc.|
|20140201057||MEDIUM OF EXCHANGE BASED ON RIGHT TO USE OR ACCESS INFORMATION||Brian Mark Shuster|
|20140198969||Device and Method for Contribution Accounting||Kenya McRae|
|20140195435||METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FACILITATING MICROPAYMENTS IN A FINANCIAL TRANSACTION SYSTEM||Mastercard International Incorporated|
|20140195326||System and Method for Rebate Queue Management||Li Men, Boxu Men|
|20140188679||DIGITAL CURRENCY PURCHASING FLOWS||Facebook, 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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