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Patexia Contest

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Winner

David Heckadon

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Winner
Winner

Simon Sunatori

technology
Runner Up

Abha maithil

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Pavansi A

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Amit Aswal

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Gaurav Gupta

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Antil

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Problem

Patexia seeks prior art for US Patent Application 2013/0091044, with a focus on its independent claims 1 and 13 (as published), US Design Patent D710,440 with a focus on its figure 1, and US Design Patent D715,854 with a focus on its figure 1.

With respect to ‘044,‘440, and ‘854 patent, Patexia is looking for a payment device (such as  credit card, debit card, gift card, phone card, etc.) wherein the account identifier (such as the account number) is divided into at least two (2) segments stacked on top of each.  More particularly, Patexia is interested in multiple segments that are all-aligned (preferably in a 4x4 arrangement) or with the segments slightly offset. Following Fig. 1 from ‘440 is a figure illustrating an all-aligned stacked account identifier, and following Fig. 2 from ‘854 is a figure illustrating a slight-offset stacked account identifier.
 

Figure 1

 

Figure 2

 

Submitted documents describing this system must be:

●      filed or published before 10/10/2011

 
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Questions

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1Is the reference either a US patent filed, a foreign patent published, or a non-patent document published before October 10th, 2011? T/F
2Does the reference describe a payment device such as a credit card, debit card, gift card, phone card, or any other similar device, including a card displayed on a device, such as an electronic wallet or a smartphone, used for a transaction? 10
3Does the payment device comprise a substrate which may be, but not limited to, flat and plastic? 5
4Does the payment device comprise a user element, such as name, photo, signature, security code, etc., to identify the user of the payment device? 5
5Does the payment device comprise an account identifier (such as an account number) divided into at least two (2) segments on the substrate or display, wherein the segments are stacked on top of each other? 15
6Are the account identifier (such as an account number) segments all aligned in a 4X4 arrangements as shown in the Figure 1? 30
7Are the account identifier (such as an account number) segments all aligned in a 4X4 arrangements with a slight offset as shown in the Figure 2? 30
8Does the payment device comprise an interface element such as a magnetic stripe, an antenna, a memory chip, an integrated circuit chip, or any other similar element? 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, March 25th, 2018 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.

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