Virtual Currency Patent Index June 2014

Virtual Currency Patent Index June 2014
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Virtual Currency Patent Index June 2014

2 virtual currency patent were granted in June. This is an increase of 1 from May.

10 virtual currency patent application were published in June. This is an increase of 1 from May.

Selected Virtual Currency Patents

Pat. # Title Assignee
8762531 Managing resources in virtualization systems VMTurbo, Inc.
8756142 Computer-implemented securities trading system CFPH, LLC



Virtual Currency Patent Index June 2014

US 8,756,142

Selected Virtual Currency Patent Applications

Pub. # Title Assignee
20140180849 Methods and systems for conducting transactions Debbie Kimberg, Shawn Hagmeier
20140179438 Apparatus and method with physical location check-in that triggers a status in a virtual game Zynga, Inc.
20140179434 System and method for determining and acting on a user’s value across different platforms Kabam, Inc.
20140176337 Solar panel wind turbine communication server network apparatus method and mechanism David Valin, Alex Socolof
20140172708 Systems and methods for providing virtual currencies Evan Chrapko, Leo Chan
20140172633 Payment interchange for us with global shopping cart Mastercard International Incorporated
20140163706 Commercial Game System and Method Wilopen Products, Lc
20140162776 Pass-Structured Game Platform Keith V. Lucas, David Baszucki
20140162752 Online marketplace with internally maintained virtual economy and virtual currency Brian David Feldman
20140156497 Alternative value exchange systems and methods The Western Union Company


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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