timeline

Nov 2017

manual proof-of-concept

demonstrated core concepts of the invention while participating on anonymous internet-based forums in late 2017 and early 2018

Jan 2018

Memetic Identity™ coined

coined the term Memetic Identity™, and code-named the invention "maiden":
memetic authentication & identity 

May 2018

method refined

refined the method for creating and using memetic authenticators to make the method suitable for development as a software-based solution

Jul 2018

Whitepaper released

composed a white paper detailing the "concept-of-operations" in preparation for patent filings

Aug 2018

provisional patent

filed application for a provisional patent with the US Patent Office

Aug 2019

utility patent

filed utility patent application with the US Patent Office and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

Jan 2020

WIPO reply

WIPO replied to the PCT application noting several claims as "novel" and "inventive"

Feb 2020

US Patent Office reply

US Patent Office replied to utility patent application indicating an expected adjudication date of mid-2022

present day

prototype

currently developing a functional prototype

Q2 2021

minimum viable product

functioning prototype anticipated by mid-2021