Landmark Technology, LLC (“Landmark”) develops innovative computer, communication and network technologies relating to Internet searching, e-commerce, electronic bill pay, on-line banking services, business-to-business transactions and multimedia data processing networks.
Landmark’s technologies include innovations that have been consistently years ahead of their time, and include core teachings of e-commerce employing graphics, text, search and shopping cart functions essential to Internet retailing, electronic banking, online commerce, financial services, insurance and medical systems.
An independent measure of a patent’s importance can be determined by the number of times it has been subsequently cited by USPTO examiners in other related patents which is printed on the patent face page.* The theory is based on the fact that later patents build upon earlier patents. Examiners are required by the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (“MPEP”) to only cite the best references.
“The examiner is not called upon to cite all references
that may be available, but only the ‘best’ (37 CFR 1.106).
Multiplying references, any one of which is as good as but
no better than, the others, adds to the burden and cost of
prosecution and should therefore, be avoided. The best
reference should always be the one used.”
- MPEP Section 904.02 – “Conducting Search”
The theory of patent citation analysis is based on the work of Dr. Eugene Garfield, who first proposed the Science Citation Index in the 1960's as a tool to increase the power of scientists to retrieve prior scientific papers; its conceptual origins were Shepard's Citations, a legal citation system invented by legal publisher Frank Shepard. Garfield believed that in evaluating science it was important to be able to trace the impact that a given paper has had because all scientific work builds on earlier scientific work, and for a scientist to be able to fully understand the impact of his work, he should have a tabulation of all the later papers that cite it. This is the same logic that underlay the creation of Shepard's Citations for tracing the impact an important legal decision has had, and is precisely the same logic to conclude that an extremely highly cited patent has clearly led to subsequent technological development.
U.S. Patent No. 7,010,508 B1
Multimedia Data Processing Network is a continuation-in-part of Serial
No. 613,525. It issued as U.S. Patent No. 7,010,508 and is directed to
an automated multimedia system for delivering information on request.
U.S. Patent No. 6,289,319 C2
Automatic Business and Financial Transaction Processing System is a continuation-in-part of Serial No. 613,525. It issued as U.S. Patent No. 6,289,319 B1 on September 11, 2001. On May 5, 2003, a request for Ex Parte Reexamination was filed, and on July 17, 2007, the reexamination certificate (5817th) confirmed the validity of all its claims. On September 14, 2012, another request for Ex Parte Reexamination was filed, and on January 9, 2013, a reexamination certificate (9470th) again confirmed the validity of all its claims. The ‘319 Patent is directed to an automatic data processing system for processing business and financial transactions.
U.S. Patent No. 5,576,951 C2
Automated Sales and Services System is a continuation-in-part of Serial No. 613,525. It issued as U.S. Patent No. 5,576,951 on November 19, 1996. On May 5, 2003, a request for Ex Parte Reexamination was filed, and on January 29, 2008, the reexamination certificate (6109th) confirmed the validity of all its claims. On September 15, 2012, another request for Ex Parte Reexamination was filed, and on May 9, 2013, a reexamination certificate (9640th) again confirmed the validity of all its claims. The ‘951 Patent is directed to a computer search system for retrieving information and a computerized system for selecting and ordering a variety of information, goods, and services.
Pending Patent Applications Such As:
Electronic Commerce System and Method is directed to a computerized method for buying and selling goods and financial services implementing "cookies".