Intent IQ LLC

U.S. Patent No. 8,677,398


This prior art search report presents the mappings of the various elements of claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 8,677,398 (’398 Patent), titled “Systems and methods for taking action with respect to one network-connected device based on activity on another device connected to the same network”, from assignee Intent IQ LLC, published on 18 March 2014.

This patent describes a method for targeted delivery of television advertisements based on online behavior without using information that can personally identify the viewer.  A number of systems used for targeted delivery of advertisements based on viewer behavior rely on “personally identifiable information” to link the viewer and the advertisements. The ‘398 patent discloses a method where the IP addresses of online access devices and television top boxes are electronically associated for multiple users. A television advertisement is then selected based on the user profile data derived from online activity of one of these IP addresses.

This preliminary prior art search report has been reviewed by a U.S.-registered patent attorney.

This preliminary search report includes the following:

  • References found from the preliminary search
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