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

Jan 2022

USPTO Examiner Conference

Conducted conference with USPTO Examiner to discuss distinctions in patent verbiage and filed amended application

Jun 2022

Notice of Allowance

Received Notice of Allowance for the amended claims in the application with expected issue by late Q3 2022.

Jul 2022

Continuation Application

Filed Continuation Application to allow for additional claims excluded from original utility filing to be added at a future date.

Q3-Q4 2022

Prototype Development

Begin work on functioning prototype.

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