Patexia. Contest

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Problem

Patexia seeks prior art for US Patent 9,021,070 B2, with a focus on claims 1, 5, 9, 14, 17 & 18.

Patexia is looking for a method or a system for dynamically modifying a toolbar. Figure 16 shows a sample toolbar to which the alleged inventions of the ‘070 patent may be applied.

Submitted documents describing this system must be:

●      filed or published before 06/19/1997

Figure 16

 

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Questions

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1Is the reference either a US patent filed, a foreign patent published, a non-patent document published, or a system on-sale or in public use before June 19, 1997? T/F
2Does the reference describe a method/system/apparatus for dynamically modifying a toolbar (or a comparable object)? T/F
3Does the reference further describe displaying on a user internet device a toolbar with one or more buttons defined by toolbar data stored in toolbar-defining databases? 5
4Does the reference further describe the toolbar data comprising attributes associated with the toolbar button(s), where at least one attribute identifies a function performed by one of the toolbar buttons? 5
5Does the reference further describe the user Internet device invoking, without user interaction, communication of the toolbar data to a server associated with a network address? 5
6Does the reference further describe the user Internet device invoking a connection with a remote source, such as a server? 5
7Does the reference further describe the server receiving the toolbar data from the user Internet device, determining the user Internet device should receive updated toolbar data based on the received toolbar data, and sending updated toolbar data to the user Internet device? 20
8Does the reference further describe the user Internet device receiving the updated toolbar data sent from the server, and, without user intervention, updating its toolbar data with the received updated toolbar data? 20
9Does the reference further describe the user Internet device’s updating of the toolbar data to either (a) include at least one new attribute, which changes the the toolbar by adding a button; or (b) modify an attribute of at least one of existing toolbar buttons? 25
10Does the reference further describe modification of the toolbar data to change the URL that is opened when a particular toolbar button is clicked? 5
11Does the reference further describe that the information associated with the toolbar data includes at least one of the following: a revision level, version, time, date, user ID, account owner ID, PAP ID, IP address, session keys, billing data, name, address, account information, connection history, procedures performed by a user, group ID, e-mail address, e-mail ID, e-mail password, residential address, or phone number? 5
12Does the reference further describe any of the following functioning as a toolbar button: (a) news button; (b) a web page button for retrieving a web page; (c) a weather button; or (d) a text window for submitting web search terms? 5

Additional Notes

Prior Art Search

Prior Art Search

This is a Prior Art Search contest aimed at determining if a patent idea was known and publicly available before a patent was filed.

+5 bonus points will be awarded for non-patent literature and for foreign language references.

This contest will close on Sunday, January 8th, 2017 at 11:59 PM PT.

Please review the Contest Rules. For more information on how to submit to this Contest type, please read the Intro to Prior Art Search page.