4 years ago Domino's launched the "pizza tracker". It has since then said "Patent Pending" on the tracker image. Is this actually patent pending? Any chance they would actually get the patent?
There's very good discussion here: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100315/0058408555.shtml - one of the comments:
"Jim Vitek says on his LinkedIn profile that he is one of the named inventors. Yet there's nothing on the PTO search site - I'm a patent practitioner, and I looked. Assuming a provisional was filed in January 2008, and an application filed in January 2009, then under the 18-month rule, this application should be published in a few months, after which we'll be able to see what exactly was claimed."
you might need to search for the USPTO Patent # so you can know the updates on this.