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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
|1||Is 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|
|2||Does the reference describe a method/system/apparatus for dynamically modifying a toolbar (or a comparable object)?||T/F|
|3||Does 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|
|4||Does 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|
|5||Does 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|
|6||Does the reference further describe the user Internet device invoking a connection with a remote source, such as a server?||5|
|7||Does 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|
|8||Does 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|
|9||Does 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|
|10||Does the reference further describe modification of the toolbar data to change the URL that is opened when a particular toolbar button is clicked?||5|
|11||Does 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|
|12||Does 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|
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.
- All work must be original and prepared by a single author
- Maximum of one entry per person allowed
- Maximum length of 1,500 words
- Entries must be in English
- Ideas should be clearly expressed at a college-educated, non-expert level
- All submissions are subject to Patexia's contest legal terms
- Failure to follow these rules may lead to disqualification from the contest