Tagged: patent

Intel Patent for Industry Blockchain Released: No Mining, Few Nodes

A patent application released May 24th by the US Patent and Trademark Office shows that  Intel has been seeking for some time time to improve on inefficiencies in blockchains. Intel is the world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductors, the processors that order signal communications inside electronic… Read More

Amazon Patent May Allow Law Enforcement to Monitor Cryptocurrency Transactions

It has been widely reported that Amazon has been granted a patent for technology to create a streaming data marketplace. The patent was filed back in 2014 but was just approved by the US Patent office this week. You may read the Patent in its… Read More

Square Filed a Crowdfunding Patent that was Granted in September 2017

Square, the massive payments platform that is slowly moving into online lending, filed a for a patent back in March of 2015 that was granted just a few weeks back (September 2017). The Patent is described as follows: “A system and method for calculating crowdfunding… Read More

XTI Aircraft Receives TriFan 600 Patent From U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

XTI Aircraft Company announced on Monday it received a written Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, issuing a utility patent for the TriFan 600 vertical takeoff airplane. This news comes almost a month after XTI announced an agreement with Bye Aerospace, Inc. to… Read More

Victory: Gust Wins Crowdfunding Patent Infringement Case Against AlphaCap Ventures

Two Year Patent Troll Case Ends in Triumph as Gust Refuses to Settle in “Giant Win” for Crowdfunding Industry. Gust, the “world’s largest community of entrepreneurs and early-stage investors”, has won a huge victory in court that impacts the entire crowdfunding industry. Today Gust announced the… Read More

Facebook Has a Patent to Use Their Data to Provide Credit Ratings

Global social media leader Facebook has a patent to use their platform to provide credit information from their users.  Today direct lenders already use a plethora of different data metrics beyond a FICO score – something that has given them a leg up on banks…. Read More

Whatever Happened to the Crowdfunding Patent Lawsuit?

Back in January of this year, Crowdfund Insider covered a patent lawsuit that sought to challenge many of the prominent US crowdfunding platforms in operation today.  This included both rewards/donations and investment crowdfunding platforms.  AlphaCap ventures, a company that has been described as a patent troll,… Read More

Kickstarter Wins Crowdfunding Patent Lawsuit Against ArtistShare

Kickstarter has achieved a major victory in federal court today, marking the end of a four-year-long patent dispute. In 2011, ArtistShare, which was founded Brian Camelio, was issued a patent for “Method and Apparatuses for Financing and Marketing a Creative Work,” claiming “a system and method for… Read More

Brief: Kickstarter Alum Bunch O Balloons Partners Tinnus Enterprises and Zuru File Suit Alleging Patent Infringement

This week, Tinnus Enterprises, LLC and Zuru Ltd. filed a suit in U.S. Federal Court against Telebrands Corp. and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. alleging infringement of U.S. Patent 9,051,066. In case number 6:15-cv-00551 filed in the Eastern District of Texas, the plaintiffs allege that Telebrands’… Read More

AlphaCap Ventures Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Indiegogo

This past Friday a lawsuit was filed in Texas for patent infringement against global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.  The plaintiff in the case is AlphaCap Ventures LLC, a filing associated with a Mr. Charles Ainsworth.  Ainsworth is a patent attorney based in East Texas  who “has earned a reputation… Read More

Gust Files Patent on Crowdfunding

Gust, a global platform for the “sourcing and management of early stage investments – boasting 45,000 investors with relationships to over 200,000 startups, has filed a patent application on crowdfunding. To be specific Gust (previously known as Angelsoft) filed for: “System and Method for Crowdfunded Investment… Read More