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I work on patent applications now as an independent contractor. Most of my work involves prosecution assistance (Responses to PTO Office Actions). I have also done a fair amount of litigation assistance, mostly dozens of claim charts and a few patent trees. Besides patent language work, I've also worked on ancillary matters like Drawings and I.P. Markings; two trademark matters (one an athletic league name, the other regarding my application for "Propeller Head"); and a domain name dispute. All work is either for licensed attorneys (as my clients) or for myself only. Note: (a) links are to Google Patents (search engine); (b) I can do this type of work only for licensed attorneys, due to what I term DeHart's Blunder.

Prior art searches:

•  Portable animal shelter

 

•  Fishing tackle

•  Electronic musical device

 

•  Coupon generator

•  Aerobic exercise equipment

 

•  Orthopedic footwear

•  Musical instrument accessory

 

•  Waterproof container

•  Lithium-ion battery technology

 

•  Athletic/Sports bra

 

Provisional applications:

•  8,261,484 (as issued) (fishing tackle)

•  8,255,532 (as issued) (footwear)

•  (in draft) drone flight controls

 

Patents (Named Inventor): 9,558,636

Patent drawings:

•  9,558,636, AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE INVENTORY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

•  2008/0282360, ACTIVATION CODE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING SOFTWARE PIRACY

•  2010/0325446, SECURING EXECUTABLE CODE INTEGRITY USING AUTO-DERIVATIVE KEY

•  2010/0325734, MODULAR SOFTWARE PROTECTION

Patent Application prosecutions:
 note: some work product (not listed below) is on matters marked "Not available for public inspection" in USPTO database

Filing Date Identifier Title
2015-12-29 2016/0135009 MOBILE DEVICE MONITORING AND ANALYSIS
2015-09-28 9,558,636 AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINE INVENTORY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM
2014-10-31 9,294,491 DEVICE-SPECIFIC CONTENT DELIVERY
2014-03-04 2014/0310404 SHARED STATE AMONG MULTIPLE DEVICES
2014-02-24 9,414,199 PREDICTIVE DELIVERY OF INFORMATION BASED ON DEVICE HISTORY
2013-10-09 2014/0189055 MIGRATION OF USAGE SESSIONS BETWEEN DEVICES
2013-08-07 2013/0325527 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING MULTIPLE ONLINE PURCHASES
2013-07-17 2014/0032280 EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
2013-07-17 2014/0030687 INCLUDING USAGE DATA TO IMPROVE COMPUTER-BASED TESTING OF APTITUDE
2013-03-15 9,286,466 REGISTRATION AND AUTHENTICATION OF COMPUTING DEVICES USING A DIGITAL SKELETON KEY
2013-01-16 2013/0212693 ANONYMOUS WHISTLE BLOWER SYSTEM WITH REPUTATION REPORTING OF ANONYMOUS WHISTLE BLOWER
2013-01-16 2013/0211917 LOCAL AREA ADVERTISEMENT MANAGEMENT
2013-01-16 8,521,874 COMPUTER-BASED COMPARISON OF HUMAN INDIVIDUALS
2013-01-04 2013/0174228 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING ZONE-RESTRICTED BEHAVIOR OF A COMPUTING DEVICE
2013-01-04 9,564,952 NEAR FIELD AUTHENTICATION THROUGH COMMUNICATION OF ENCLOSED CONTENT SOUND WAVES
2012-12-07 2013/0191316 USING THE SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE CONFIGURATIONS OF A NETWORKED COMPUTER TO INFER THE USERíS DEMOGRAPHIC
2012-10-22 2013/0117390 LOCAL AREA SOCIAL NETWORKING
2012-09-17 9,571,492 HARDWARE IDENTIFICATION THROUGH COOKIES
2012-08-16 8,515,820 AUTOMATED PRICING SYSTEM
2010-10-13 8,726,407 AUTHENTICATION OF COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS HARDWARE
2010-10-13 8,316,421 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEVICE AUTHENTICATION WITH BUILT-IN TOLERANCE
2010-06-18 2010/0332319 METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DYNAMIC SERVING OF ADVERTISEMENTS IN A GAME OR VIRTUAL REALITY
2010-06-18 2010/0332320 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING CONDITIONAL AUTHORIZATION TO OPERATE LICENSED SOFTWARE
2010-06-10 8,736,462 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRAFFIC INFORMATION DELIVERY
2010-06-10 9,047,450 IDENTIFICATION OF EMBEDDED SYSTEM DEVICES
2010-06-02 2010/0325446 SECURING EXECUTABLE CODE INTEGRITY USING AUTO-DERIVATIVE KEY
2010-05-20 2010/0325734 MODULAR SOFTWARE PROTECTION
2010-05-20 2010/0323790 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR AUDITING AND ENFORCING COMPUTER GAME LICENSES
2010-05-20 8,423,473 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GAME ACTIVATION
2010-05-20 2010/0324983 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEDIA DISTRIBUTION ON SOCIAL NETWORKS
2010-05-20 9,047,458 NETWORK ACCESS PROTECTION
2010-02-10 8,838,976 WEB CONTENT ACCESS USING A CLIENT DEVICE IDENTIFIER
2009-12-09 8,855,083 INTER-ACCESS NETWORK HANDOVER
2009-03-04 8,243,723 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSTANT VOIP MESSAGING

Misc./Other:

Not looking for work these days, unless to negotiate rights for my movie script. Here's my old (2005) Film Financing Letter (blog version).

Click here for evidence that the PTO screwed-up my old trademark application (back in 1998 they — like Microsoft (famously) and many others — completely mis-grokked the Internet).