Patents from the Future™: What is in an Expandiverse patent?

 

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From a technical point of view, the Expandiverse* patent specification is 1.400 pages because it includes how to build many parts of a Digital Earth. One description of some of these areas is the patent’s abstract. While this lists some areas, it doesn’t show the advances in each part. Those are in the detailed specification:

 

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The US Patent Office divided this specification into 31 areas of technology. This specification enables growing a patent family between now and 2031, when this IP expires.

The first Expandiverse patent covers one of the areas, a portal that incorporates parts of the specification. The parts included are described in this patent’s claims.

The next Expandiverse patent application is for Digital Boundaries, and one of the boundaries is a personal advertising paywall. The parts of the specification that will be included in a final patent will be determined by the patent office.

Similarly, each patent in this patent family will focus on another area. Each patent will incorporate the unique set of relevant parts of the specification that fit each patent.

Because new applications may be filed at any time until the IP expires in 2031, so long as a case remains open, this patent family has been named Patents From the Future™.

 

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The inventor’s ideal

Making this technology public is the inventor’s ideal. The inventor is willing to sell Expandiverse Technology IP (Intellectual Property) at a discount to an entity or individual that represents the public, and intends to provide this technology free or at minimal cost to encourage wide use. Then as platforms and re-usable components are developed this will become faster and easier for everyone to use this to make large advances.

In the public’s hands a large patent family might still be developed. That patent family could be free for the public, but not for companies. For one example, this publicly controlled patent family could be cross licensed with companies that own proprietary IP. With cross-licensing, those companies could receive rights to use Expandiverse Technology in return for the public having rights to use their patented IP. By owning Expandiverse IP that has wide usefulness, the public might gain cross-licensed rights to more kinds of IP than it has today.

 

*”Expandiverse” is a portmanteau that combines the words and meanings of “expand” and “universe,” as in an expanding digital universe. In the patent specification this was spelled “Expandaverse” with an “a” instead of an “i”. The final spelling was adopted when the word “Expandiverse” was trademarked.

Image credits: Dan Abelow. The background in the third image is credited to Videoblocks.