US 20130275753 is a newly published published patent application from IIIT-Delhi, India.
The basic idea is a System and Method for verifying credentials, for example university transcripts, employment records, etc. The patent claims to provide a secure and private channel to verify credentials.
Claim 1 requires each and every step below:
A system for verifying credentials, the system comprising, a credential verification server and a plurality of credential verification local servers, wherein the system is configured to:
Receive a request from credential seeker to verify credentials of a credential owner, wherein the request is received by the credential verification server;
Forward the request to an appropriate credential verification local server among the plurality of credential, verification local servers, based on information included in the request;
Notify the credential owner about the request, wherein the notification is sent by the credential verification local server;
Receive instruction from the credential owner, wherein the instruction comprises at least one of, denying permission to verify credential information, granting permission to verify credential information as requested by the credential seeker and granting permission to verify credential information after modifying scope of access to information; and
Provide access to the credential seeker to verify credentials of the credential owner based on the instruction received by the credential owner.
My question is, according to the rest of the specification, which aspect of this invention does the applicant think is unique? That's not a challenge - it just seems to have been done previously.