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Re: [ga] Snapnames patent applications published

I have prior art.  Development of a system that does everything
identified in the Patent dating back to early 1999.  As a matter of
fact, the Userfriendly.com domain name (Which I sold earlier this
year) was registered using that software.  This software was
distributed to third parties, who in turn used and made enhancements
of the software, which were then further distributed.

If anyone becomes aware of any legal cases involving this Patent, I am
sure that myself and the at least 10 others who used and developed
this software would make ourselves available if needed.

This is a clear example of how our Patent system needs to be
completely revamped.  This is a patent that should never have been

Monday, August 05, 2002, 9:01:54 AM, John Berryhill Ph.D. J.D. wrote:

> The long-touted Snapnames patent applications are now available online at
> uspto.gov.

> United States Patent Application 20020091827
> Kind Code  A1
> King, Raymond ;   et al.  July 11, 2002

> Domain name acquisition and management system and method

> Inventors: King, Raymond; (Portland, OR) ; Wiener, Ron; (Portland, OR) ;
> Bayles, Len Albert; (Salt Lake City, UT)

> Serial No.:  016497
> Series Code:  10
> Filed:  November 1, 2001

> This application is a continuation of and claims priority from U.S.
> Provisional Patent Application No. 60/245,102, filed Nov. 1, 2000, and U.S.
> Provisional Patent Application No. 60/248,341, filed Nov. 13, 2000.

> 1. A method for effectuating a succeeding registration of a domain name for
> an interested entity following the expiration of a prior registration of the
> domain name, the method comprising the steps of: receiving from an interested
> entity a request identifying a domain name having a registered status; and
> automatically: determining an expiration date for the status; defining a time
> period for checking the status based on the expiration date; periodically
> checking the status at a predefined frequency within the time period; and
> when the status indicates that the domain name is registrable, requesting
> registration of the domain name for the interested entity.

> ---------------------

> United States Patent Application 20020091703
> Kind Code  A1
> Bayles, Len Albert  July 11, 2002

> Registry-integrated internet domain name acquisition system

> Serial No.:  016498
> Series Code:  10
> Filed:  November 1, 2001

> 1. A domain name registry system comprising: a registry database containing a
> current registration record for a domain name, the current registration
> record having an expiration date; a registry management system, having access
> to the registry database, to delete the current registration record after the
> expiration date, to issue a public delete notification, and to add a new
> registration record for a first requesting registrar; an acquisition database
> containing an acquisition request from a specific registrar to acquire the
> domain name as soon as practicable following the expiration date and
> preceding the public delete notification; and an acquisition engine to
> receive from the registry management system a pending delete notification,
> the pending delete notification preceding the public delete notification, to
> access the acquisition request from the acquisition database, and to request
> the registry management system to add the new registration for the specific
> registrar.

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Best regards,
William X Walsh <william@wxsoft.info>
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