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  • flankenking flankenking Mar 27, 2013 10:42 AM Flag

    Local Corp is THE pioneer in local technology

    • Proprietary platform and know-how
    »Real time business, product and services data integration
    »Large scale local/commercial content production and syndication
    »Very large scale CPC ad-serving and distribution
    »Web indexing and local search relevance
    »Very large scale SEO, SEM campaign expertise
    »Local display ad production and syndication
    »Web hosting and local/commercial domain name acquisition

    •12 patents issued, 8 pending
    »Key patents
    –Local web indexing (for indexing local web sites across the web)
    –Pay per call for local and commercial searches via a mobile device (multiple patents)
    •The billion dollar industry question: How do we monetize mobile?
    –Dynamic cascading menu search (for product search on tablets and smart phones)
    –Bulk domain registration and content management (for very large scale SEO) Less
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    • Excellent overview about all patents in the last Q10 from this week.

    • Newest patent from March 2013 extends the company’s family of Enhanced Directory Assistance patents into wireless messaging systems, with potential uses extended to a host of potential mobile applications, such as the company’s mobile app of the flagship-site, which was recently named as a finalist for the 2013 Appy Awards in the Search Tools category.

      Local Corp added two new important patents in 2012
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      Pay-Per-Call patent granted – On Nov. 6, 2012, the company was granted a patent which covers a pay-per-call Enhanced Directory Assistance (EDA) method or system. The patent describes an EDA method and/or system whereby pay-per-call advertiser listings are provided to consumers in response to directory assistance inquiries. The company believes this patent may cover an instrumental system and method for monetizing specific types of local searches by consumers on mobile devices. The company continues to develop its patent prosecution and monetization strategy.

      Web domain name patent – On Dec. 12, 2012, the company was granted a patent which covers a method and system for the bulk acquisition and development of multiple web domain names.

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      • And additional this patents in the years before 2012:

        • Methods and Systems for a Dynamic Networked Commerce Architecture which was issued on June 13, 2006 and the expiration date of which as determined based on patent term adjustment as calculated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is February 26, 2023;

        • Methods and Systems for Enhanced Directory Assistance Using Wireless Messaging Protocols which was issued on April 3, 2007 and the expiration date of which as determined based on patent term adjustment as calculated by the USPTO is May 25, 2024;

        • Methods and Apparatus of Indexing Web Pages of a Web Site for Geographical Searching Based on User Location which was issued on June 12, 2007 the expiration date of which as determined based on patent term adjustment as calculated by the USPTO is May 3, 2025;

        • Methods and Systems for Enhanced Directory Assistance Services in a Telecommunications Network, which was issued on September 29, 2009 and the expiration date of which as determined based on patent term adjustment as calculated by the USPTO is January 3, 2026;
        • Methods and Systems for Enhanced Directory Assistance Using Wireless Messaging Protocols, which was issued on May 11, 2010 and the expiration date of which as determined based on patent term adjustment as calculated by the USPTO is December 8, 2023;

        • Methods and Apparatus Providing Local Search Engine, which was issued on October 26, 2010 and the expiration date of which as determined based on patent term adjustment as calculated by the USPTO is January 25, 2026;

        • System and Method for Generating a Search Query Using a Category Menu, which was issued on February 15, 2011 and the expiration date of which as determined based on patent term adjustment as calculated by the USPTO is December 4, 2023; and

        • System for Providing Localized Shopping Information, which was issued on October 4, 2011 and the expiration date of which as determined based on a p

      • Local Corporation's Patent Developments Set Table For A Fundamental BreakoutLocal Corporation
        Granted U.S. Pay-Per-Call Patent - Patent Can Help Company Monetize Multi-Billion Dollar Mobile Advertising Market

        Press Release: Local Corporation – Tue, Nov 27, 2012 7:30 AM LOCM 2.09 -0.01

        IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

        Local Corporation, a leading online local media company, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company patent number 8,306,208, which covers a pay-per-call Enhanced Directory Assistance method or system.

        Issued on Nov. 6, 2012, the patent describes an Enhanced Directory Assistance (EDA) method and/or system whereby pay-per-call advertiser listings are provided to consumers in response to directory assistance inquiries. The company believes that the patent may cover numerous pay-per-call EDA inquiry methods, such as text and the latest voice command search integrations offered on many of today’s smartphones, as well as traditional voice-based EDA inquiries.

      • Local Corporation Granted U.S. Web Domain Name Patent Covers Bulk Acquisition and Development of Domain Names

        Wed, Dec 12, 2012 7:30 IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

        Local Corporation (LOCM), a leading online local media company, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company patent number 8,312,125, which covers a method and system for the bulk acquisition and development of multiple web domain names.

        Issued on Nov. 13, 2012, the patent describes a system and method for enabling the bulk acquisition and management of multiple web domains. The patent covers the technology related to the fulfillment of web domains. Local Corp. is currently using this technology for its small and medium-sized business (SMBs) customer as well as for the development of its recently announced vertically oriented lead generation sites. The method includes collecting a set of domain names for bulk content development, some of which are derived from user-provided keywords; filtering the set of domain names based on matching the domains to most-often used search terms by consumers; automatically submitting domain names for purchase; applying a template to the web domain related pages; and inserting content in those pages.

        “The domain name industry continues to grow, with the number of domain names registered worldwide expected to top 305 million by 20181,” said Heath Clarke, Local Corporation chairman and chief executive officer. “This method is already being used as part of our Launch by Local SMB fulfillment platform and forms the basis for our site expansion into lead generation verticals. We’ve spent years developing our intellectual property portfolio, and we’re pleased that this key patent has issued.”

        This is the eleventh patent issued to the company and was part of the original OCTANE360 platform and asset acquisition in July 2010.

      • Newest patent from March 2013: Local Corporation Granted U.S. Mobile Pay-Per-Call Patent

        Third Enhanced Directory Assistance Patent Focuses on Mobile Implementations

        IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 6, 2013-- Local Corporation, a leading online local media company, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted the company patent number 8,359,049, which covers a mobile, pay-per-call Enhanced Directory Assistance method and/or system. This is the company’s third issued Enhanced Directory Assistance (EDA)-related patent that expands its reach into this high-growth area.

        Issued on Jan. 22, 2013, the patent describes an Enhanced Directory Assistance method and/or system that uses wireless messaging protocols to receive keyword search data associated with a directory service request and matches it with a relevant advertiser associated with the keyword search. As part of the method, the requester is sent the directory listing for the advertiser and a callback number. Based on the second call to the callback number, it is determined that the directory listing was selected by the requester. This patent extends the company’s family of Enhanced Directory Assistance patents into wireless messaging systems, with potential uses extended to a host of potential mobile applications, such as the company’s mobile app of the flagship-site, which was recently named as a finalist for the 2013 Appy Awards in the Search Tools category.

        “We are pleased to add to our portfolio of intellectual property with this important mobile-focused enhanced directory assistance patent,” said Heath Clarke, Local Corporation chairman and chief executive officer. “With the mobile ad industry continuing to show strong growth, we believe this latest patent positions us well for leadership in this sector as we continue to build out and expand our mobile products. We look forward to leveraging this patent to monetize the mobile advertising market going forward.”

      • Hurry up Flank and bury that post of mine!

        Sentiment: Strong Sell

 
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