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The rejected tag is used on patent applications and patents which have been successfully narrowed or rejected by the USPTO after having been the subject of a prior-art-request on Ask Patents.

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Scaling based on pixel density (Microsoft) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

In 2013, this Patent Application has received a final rejection by the US Patent Office. The rejection was based in part on prior art found by Ask Patents community below! The main reference cited by ...
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33 votes
8 answers
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URL pointing to time of video (Google) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office that was based in part on Ask Patents contributions! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent ...
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17 votes
3 answers
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Prior art for a simple versioning system on a document database

US Patent Application US20120226658: Data model versioning for document databases Claim #1 describes an extremely simple versioning system for a document database: A method, comprising: ...
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15 votes
2 answers
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ONLINE ESCORT SERVICE Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. Thanks to the YOU, the Ask Patents ...
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13 votes
4 answers
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CALL FOR PRIOR ART: “Method and System for Weight Management” (13/466,661)

This Patent Application was given a "final rejection" by the US Patent Office. An applicant has several ways to keep an application in this state alive. They include a request for continuing ...
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10 votes
9 answers
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Tracking and Managing Group Expenditures (Google) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application received a Final Rejection by the US Patent Office! The rejection was based in part on prior art found by Ask Patents community below! Thanks to YOU, the Ask Patents ...
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10 votes
11 answers
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CALL FOR PRIOR ART: Applying Cold Analgesic “Method and Composition for Treating Pain” (13/235947)

This Patent Application received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. Thanks to the YOU, the Ask Patents ...
Micah Siegel's user avatar
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9 votes
4 answers
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Webpage Extraction - Using Visual Structure and Text Analysis to Label Blocks (Microsoft) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application was given a "final rejection" by the US Patent Office. An applicant has several ways to keep an application in this state alive. They include a request for continuing ...
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7 votes
4 answers
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Online Search - User Curated Search Result Pages (Yahoo!) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. The rejection was based in part on prior ...
Micah Siegel's user avatar
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6 votes
12 answers
903 views

Audio Encoding - Audio Hyperlinks (Apple) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

A PATENT APPLICATION ON embedding hyperlinks into audio signals - This application from Apple seeks to patent the idea of...putting hypertextual information into sound streams. 10 minutes of your time ...
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6 votes
5 answers
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Paper Wallet - Creating And Using Digital Currency - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This overly broad patent application claims methods of storing bitcoin public and private keys on a physical device (a paper wallet), and claims methods of protecting value stored on a physical device ...
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4 votes
9 answers
2k views

Updating apps on mobile phone to destroy sensitive data (Good Technologies) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application has received a "final rejection" by the US Patent Office. An applicant has several ways to keep an application in this state alive. They include a request for continuing ...
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4 votes
7 answers
1k views

Email Security - Self-destructing email (AT&T) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. The rejection was based in part on prior ...
Micah Siegel's user avatar
  • 3,085
4 votes
4 answers
666 views

Data Modeling - Predicting User Behavior (Microsoft) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application has received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. Thanks to YOU, the Ask Patents ...
Micah Siegel's user avatar
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4 votes
7 answers
986 views

Extensible Authentication Protocol for Layer 3 Mesh Networks - Patent Application – PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application has received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. The applicant (or his attorney) was ...
Julie Samuels's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
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Prior art request for US20120203457 A1 - Showing a calendar on a map with route optimization between points

Multiple claims are made in this patent application that could be summarized as follows Show travel routes between two or more events on a map with a display Optimize a schedule based on the most ...
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3 votes
13 answers
772 views

Recommendation & Decision Making - Surveying Users for Preferences and Providing Recommendations (Dalton Sentry) - Issued Patent - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent has been invalidated by the US District Court in Southern District of New York. AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON that describes a seemingly obvious process where by two parties input their ...
Danny Seigle's user avatar
3 votes
5 answers
442 views

Online Video Storage - Cloud-based tools for uploading and editing video files - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application has received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON cloud-based ...
Micah Siegel's user avatar
  • 3,085
3 votes
1 answer
295 views

Digital communication management system - Targeting contextually relevant communications (Weatheralpha) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. The rejection was based in part on prior ...
Micah Siegel's user avatar
  • 3,085
2 votes
4 answers
309 views

Online Video - Ads While Browsing (Yahoo!) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application has received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON online video ...
Micah Siegel's user avatar
  • 3,085
2 votes
3 answers
593 views

User Interface - Transforming display elements within zooming user interface (Prezi) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application has received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON zooming ...
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2 votes
8 answers
874 views

Virtual Shopping Cart - Collaborative shopping using shared virtual shopping cart (IBM) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. The rejection was based in part on prior ...
Micah Siegel's user avatar
  • 3,085
2 votes
1 answer
407 views

US20100332310 - Location Based System & Method for Issuing Prizes on Mobile Devices - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

Others have delivered mobile advertising using geolocation since before the patent us20100332310 was filed in Jun 25, 2009. Have you seen prior art before Jun 25,2009? Systems and methods for ...
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2 votes
1 answer
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Is a rejected patent application considered prior art under "first to file"?

Let's say Company A's patent application is rejected due to prior art, a public disclosure from Company B (made within Company B's 1 year grace period). Would Company B's very similar patent ...
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2 votes
1 answer
399 views

Electronic Commerce - Monitoring Brand Preference - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. Some of the grounds for rejection (can be ...
user5883's user avatar
1 vote
7 answers
741 views

Mobile ads - Location-based based messages (from a self-proclaimed "Internet visionary") - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application has received a final rejection by the US Patent Office! AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON targeting messages to users based on based on distance between user and a location - This ...
Micah Siegel's user avatar
  • 3,085
1 vote
4 answers
659 views

Turn-by-Turn Directions - Providing Alternate Routes to a Driver (TomTom) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application has received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. AN OVERBROAD PATENT ON a navigation ...
Micah Siegel's user avatar
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1 vote
1 answer
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Regarding legal options after rejection due to "undue search burden"

As explained here by George, In the U.S. a restriction requirement can be issued by an examiner who feels a claim set covers more than one invention. One criteria they can use is to assert “ undue ...
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1 vote
1 answer
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Withdrawal of Notice of Allowance

After receiving an NOA and paying the fee, I was anticipating an issue notification within days. Two days after paying the fee, I instead received a Notice of Withdrawal of Allowance. recorks ...
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1 vote
1 answer
358 views

Online advertising - Predicting Keyword Performance (Microsoft) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application was given a "final rejection" by the US Patent Office. An applicant has several ways to keep an application in this state alive. They include a request for continuing ...
Micah Siegel's user avatar
  • 3,085
0 votes
4 answers
466 views

Online Search - Re-ranking search results based on admin-configured ranking rules (Microsoft) - Patent Application - PRIOR ART REQUEST

This Patent Application received a non-final rejection by the US Patent Office! An initial rejection is part of the typical course of a patent application. Some of the grounds for rejection (can be ...
Micah Siegel's user avatar
  • 3,085
0 votes
2 answers
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Is my invention is safe when pending in court

When patent application rejected by Indian patent office,now in High court against decision of Ipo. In this situation is my invention safe, mean can anyone use it without my consent?
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