Virtual Currency Patent Index September 2014
8 virtual currency patent were granted in September. This remains unchanged from August.
12 virtual currency patent application were published in September. This is a increase of 8 from August.
Selected Virtual Currency Patents
|8850490||Consuming paid media in an internet-based content platform||Google Inc.|
|8848242||System and method to implement sharing of paper documents using virtual currency||Xerox Corporation|
|8845423||Accessing a virtual media object within viewable location on gameboard||Zynga Inc.|
|8836719||Crafting system in a virtual environment||Ganz|
|8827799||Social gaming platform with real world outcomes||Socialbon, Inc.|
|8826383||Temporary user account for a virtual world website||Ganz|
|8821263||Leveraging optional game features to remove in-game assets from a virtual economy||Zynga Inc.|
|8821260||System and method for granting in-game bonuses to a user||Kabam, Inc.|
Selected Virtual Currency Patent Applications
|20140235326||Delegating Video Game Tasks Via a Sharing Service||Amazon Technologies, Inc.|
|20140229349||FACILITATING A PERSONAL DATA MARKET||Ivo Kostadinov Yanev|
|20140229293||TECHNIQUES FOR FACILITATING THE PROMOTION OF ORGANIC CONTENT||Sandra Liu Huang, Adam D’Angelo, Joel Lewenstein, Yair Livne, Gregory N. Price|
|20140220514||GAMES FOR LEARNING REGULATORY BEST PRACTICES||Gamxing 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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