I would like some help finding prior art for US20150066784.
The patent describes a system focused on the browsewrap vs. clickwrap distinction when it comes to legal agreements, but the entire system seems like a industry best practice.
I view that the clickwrap implementation (a checkbox with the "I Agree" text) to make sure the user agrees to an agreement has already been best practice for a while now, popularized more and more since the Zappos lawsuit.
Even a system of tracking users to keep track who agreed to certain agreements has been best practice, though not popularized as much.
I currently found 2 examples of prior art, but it would be great to see if more prior art exists.
Examples of prior art (especially for for 1st and 6th claims):
1. A method for monitoring end-user viewing of agreements over a computer network
6. A method for monitoring end-user affirmative consent to agreements over a computer network
Need to track when a user logs in and agrees to your terms? Agreeable Records tracks the user’s email and IP address with every login agreement, allowing you to keep detailed records of a user’s agreement to your terms & conditions. Requires Agreeable plugin.
The plugin is specifically built for this, but many other form plugins for WordPress allow developers to add the "I Agree" checkbox on their web forms:
- the Contact Form 7 plugin and its ability to add checkbox for agreements acceptance, first mentioned in 2012.
PrivacyCheq and its Cliqwrap system is being described similarly:
CliqWrap stores user acceptance of your TOS / EULA, allowing new games to bypass requesting duplicate approvals. When your legal agreements change, one button resets approvals so all users will see the new terms at next login.
The WP E-Signature plugin for WordPress seems similar to this (a public mention of launch was in May 2014, but the domain name was registered in 2010), including tracking users who agreed to specific agreements, but users agree to the agreement via their e-signature: