U.S. Patent 8646103 was awarded to on 2014-02-04 and describes a “Method and system for securing online identities.” This patent has been cited 242 times by other U.S. patents which places it in the top 500 cited patents since 2010 according to our law firm research, and makes it of the most innovative digital communication patents in the field of electrical engineering. The abstract states:
Various methods, systems and apparatus for associating fictitious user identities (e.g. screen names, user names, handles, etc.) used in electronic communications (e.g. over the internet or mobile networks via instant messenger, e-mail, social networks, eCommerce and auction websites, etc.) with real personal information (e.g. the true identity of an individual such as their name, address, credit score, driving record, etc.) are disclosed. One apparatus, according to aspects of the present invention, may include means of associating real personal information, submitted by a user, with fictitious user identities, means of verifying the real personal information and the ownership of the real personal information by the submitting user, and means of receiving a request for some personal information associated with a fictitious user identity, from a remote user, abstracting a user’s true identity from information associated with them. Link: U.S. Patent 8646103
This patent was originally filed on 2008-06-30 which gives it a processing time of 2045 days, compared to an average processing time of 1671 in the field. has total patents. The first named inventor is Gabriel Jakobson of Alamo, CA. The primary examiner was Venkat Perungavoor.
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