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
|8762531||Managing resources in virtualization systems||VMTurbo, Inc.|
|8756142||Computer-implemented securities trading system||CFPH, LLC|
Selected Virtual Currency Patent Applications
|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.
Please contact us if we can be of assistance to you.