Neal Freeland

Engineering/marketing manager, family guy. My personal blog with a few work thoughts mixed in.

Microsoft Patent Award Arrives This Week

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Microsoft delivered my award this week for filing a patent with three co-workers. The title of our application is “Strategy-Resistant Referral Rewards Distribution.” Quickly summarized, we created a way to make it harder to cheat a refer-a-friend marketing program. “Strategy-Resistant” just means “hard to cheat” and “Referral Rewards Distribution” just means “Refer-a-friend payment.” The Microsoft lawyers and PhD researchers use language that’s pretty technical to be reviewed by bureaucrats in the US Patent Office. This is probably why it’ll take ~3 years before we find out if the patent has been granted.

Strategy-Resistant Referral Reward Distribution


Written by nealfreeland

December 20, 2011 at 9:34 pm

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  1. All right! Congratulations!

    Chris Waterson

    December 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm

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