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I work on patent applications now as an inventor and as a contractor. Most of my work involves prosecution assistance (Responses to PTO Office Actions). I have also done a fair amount of litigation assistance, mostly dozens of claim charts and a few patent trees. Besides patent language work, I've also worked on ancillary matters like Drawings and I.P. Markings; three trademark matters (athletic league name; cannabis-themed name; and one regarding my application for "Propeller Head"); and a domain name dispute. All work was for licensed attorneys (as clients) or for myself only.

Prior art searches:

•  Portable Animal Shelter

 

•  Fishing Tackle

•  Electronic Musical Device

 

•  Coupon Generator

•  Aerobic Exercise Equipment

 

•  Orthopedic Footwear

•  Musical Instrument Accessory

 

•  Waterproof Container

•  Lithium-Ion Battery Technology

 

•  Athletic/Sports Bra

•  Travel Pillow Accessory

 

•  Wire Fencing Method

•  Safety Razor (for FTO opinion)

 

•  Insect Removal Device

•  Valve Guard Device

 

•  Sprinkler Riser Pipe

•  Clothes Dryer Apparatus

 

•  Solar Panel Tree

•  Transdermal Patch

 

•  Lift Assist Device

•  Rotary Trowel Attachment

 

•  Rotary Speed Control

 

Provisional applications:

•  8,261,484 (as issued) (fishing tackle)

•  8,255,532 (as issued) (footwear)

• security system network (in review)

• adaptive anti-laser system (in draft)

 

Patents: 9,558,636 (Sole Named Inventor)

Patent drawings:

•  9,558,636, AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE INVENTORY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

•  2008/0282360, ACTIVATION CODE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING SOFTWARE PIRACY

•  2010/0325446, SECURING EXECUTABLE CODE INTEGRITY USING AUTO-DERIVATIVE KEY

•  2010/0325734, MODULAR SOFTWARE PROTECTION

Patent Application prosecutions:
 note: some work product (not listed below) is on matters marked "Not available for public inspection" in USPTO database

Filing Date Identifier Title
2015-09-28 9,558,636 AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE INVENTORY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
2014-10-31 9,294,491 DEVICE-SPECIFIC CONTENT DELIVERY
2014-03-04 2014/0310404 SHARED STATE AMONG MULTIPLE DEVICES
2014-02-24 9,414,199 PREDICTIVE DELIVERY OF INFORMATION BASED ON DEVICE HISTORY
2013-10-09 2014/0189055 MIGRATION OF USAGE SESSIONS BETWEEN DEVICES
2013-08-07 2013/0325527 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING MULTIPLE ONLINE PURCHASES
2013-07-17 2014/0032280 EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
2013-07-17 2014/0030687 INCLUDING USAGE DATA TO IMPROVE COMPUTER-BASED TESTING OF APTITUDE
2013-03-15 9,286,466 REGISTRATION AND AUTHENTICATION OF COMPUTING DEVICES USING A DIGITAL SKELETON KEY
2013-01-16 2013/0212693 ANONYMOUS WHISTLE BLOWER SYSTEM WITH REPUTATION REPORTING OF ANONYMOUS WHISTLE BLOWER
2013-01-16 2013/0211917 LOCAL AREA ADVERTISEMENT MANAGEMENT
2013-01-16 8,521,874 COMPUTER-BASED COMPARISON OF HUMAN INDIVIDUALS
2013-01-04 2013/0174228 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING ZONE-RESTRICTED BEHAVIOR OF A COMPUTING DEVICE
2013-01-04 9,564,952 NEAR FIELD AUTHENTICATION THROUGH COMMUNICATION OF ENCLOSED CONTENT SOUND WAVES
2012-12-07 2013/0191316 USING THE SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE CONFIGURATIONS OF A NETWORKED COMPUTER TO INFER THE USER'S DEMOGRAPHIC
2012-10-22 2013/0117390 LOCAL AREA SOCIAL NETWORKING
2012-09-17 9,571,492 HARDWARE IDENTIFICATION THROUGH COOKIES
2012-08-16 8,515,820 AUTOMATED PRICING SYSTEM
2010-10-13 8,726,407 AUTHENTICATION OF COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS HARDWARE
2010-10-13 8,316,421 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEVICE AUTHENTICATION WITH BUILT-IN TOLERANCE
2010-06-18 2010/0332319 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DYNAMIC SERVING OF ADVERTISEMENTS IN A GAME OR VIRTUAL REALITY
2010-06-18 2010/0332320 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING CONDITIONAL AUTHORIZATION TO OPERATE LICENSED SOFTWARE
2010-06-10 8,736,462 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRAFFIC INFORMATION DELIVERY
2010-06-10 9,047,450 IDENTIFICATION OF EMBEDDED SYSTEM DEVICES
2010-06-02 2010/0325446 SECURING EXECUTABLE CODE INTEGRITY USING AUTO-DERIVATIVE KEY
2010-05-20 2010/0325734 MODULAR SOFTWARE PROTECTION
2010-05-20 2010/0323790 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR AUDITING AND ENFORCING COMPUTER GAME LICENSES
2010-05-20 8,423,473 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GAME ACTIVATION
2010-05-20 2010/0324983 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEDIA DISTRIBUTION ON SOCIAL NETWORKS
2010-05-20 9,047,458 NETWORK ACCESS PROTECTION
2010-02-10 8,838,976 WEB CONTENT ACCESS USING A CLIENT DEVICE IDENTIFIER
2009-12-09 8,855,083 INTER-ACCESS NETWORK HANDOVER
2009-03-04 8,243,723 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSTANT VOIP MESSAGING

Trademark Applications (links are to external sites)

•  Medicine Dispensary Software (descriptor of product for which registration sought; registration of mark pending)

•  Interscholastic Equestrian League

•  Propeller Head (filed pro se; mark failed to issue because USPTO simply got the Internet wrong, way back when)

 

Miscellany / Other

Not looking for work these days, unless to negotiate rights for my memoirs and half-assed movie script.