Virtual Currency Patent Index November 2014
2 virtual currency patent were granted in November. This is a decreased of 1 from October.
11 virtual currency patent application were published in November. This is an increase of 1 from October.
Selected Virtual Currency Patents
|8894547||System and method for exercise based power generation and virtual currency reward program||None|
|8888598||Transaction systems and methods for virtual items of massively multiplayer online games and virtual worlds||Playspan, Inc.|
Selected Virtual Currency Patent Applications
|20140349743||VALUE ICON TO AWARD VIRTUAL CURRENCY IN A VIRTUAL GAME|
|20140349692||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MESSAGING, CALLING, DIGITAL MULTIMEDIA CAPTURE AND PAYMENT TRANSACTIONS|
|20140344034||PLATFORMS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ALTERNATIVE ACCESS TO GOODS AND SERVICES THROUGH INTERACTION WITH AD-BASED GAMES|
|20140343700||Systems and Methods for Redeeming User Activity Level for Virtual Currency|
|20140342833||SOCIAL GAMING WEBSITE AND RELATED IN-ADVERTISEMENT GAMING|
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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