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It sounds amazingly similar to what we have been doing at Spamex (http://www.spamex.com) since 2000. Spamex has a browser plugin to create Disposable Email Addresses, Spamex is Bi-Directional (replies are routed through Spamex and ths re-anonymized), Spamex routes mail sent to Disposable Email Addresses to any of the Real Email Addresses registered with the ...


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The standard answer is to engage an attorney to do a freedom to operate search and give you a written opinion. This presupposes that you know what you are building and how it works in some detail. The search would look for patents that are in force that have claims that look like they might cover what you are building. Since you are in the early stages of ...


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Guerillamail has an API for creating a new email address. For example: http://api.guerrillamail.com/ajax.php?f=get_email_address&ip=127.0.0.1&agent=Mozilla_foo_bar https://www.guerrillamail.com/GuerrillaMailAPI.html When this was reviewed by a journalist, the most obvious use was indeed what Apple is trying to patent: http://blog.programmableweb....


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While a freedom to operate opinion from an attorney is best, you can do some of the work yourself. You made a good start identifying the specific Google patents. You need to read the claims to see what is protected by each of them. In order to infringe upon a patent, you need to implement each and every step in at least one claim. Long and complicated claims ...


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A direct answer to the question as originally posted: The best way to keep the application from eventually turning into an issued patent would be to search for (and solicit others to search for) documents that qualify technically to be used as prior art against the application in question and either individually, or taken together show that the most ...


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A January 2013 priority date isn't going to help these guys get to allowance. According to portal.uspto.gov, the application is on final rejection (mailed 11/28/2014). This is the fourth rejection in this file's history (it was given a non-final rejection, then a final rejection, then a request for continued examination was filed, then a non-final ...


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This is not a patent, but a published patent application. The claims are published as originally filed. If and when the patent is actually granted, the scope of the independent claim will likely be further limited. It seems the PCT application was originally sent to the EPO, but they declared lack of competence, possibly because it was considered to relate ...


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Adding another answer to avoid clogging my already verbose answer. I think I have found almost exactly this functionality at vfemail.net This is prior art in rewriting of the email From address, and completely hiding it from the email UI/client. http://www.vfemail.net/faq.php#twentyone What is the Metadata Mitigator™? In short, it prevents the NSA ...


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I'm sure that the ideas present in this patent application are either already invented, too obvious or too simple. Disposable email, as an anti-spam solution, has been around for over a decade now, and many variations have been built over the years. Here are some things in this patent that I see as already indented: Analyze web page and identify email ...


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