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Subject: or Patents
Category: Relationships and Society > Law
Asked by: nosequeponer-ga
List Price: $55.00
Posted: 03 Mar 2006 20:55 PST
Expires: 02 Apr 2006 21:55 PDT
Question ID: 703456
Do,, its owners, or any of their subsidiaries own or license
patents? If so, what are their numbers?

Note: I am primarily interested on patents that protect their
methodologies. I need this information because I am interested in
creating a similar site.

Thank you!
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: or Patents
From: politicalguru-ga on 04 Mar 2006 01:57 PST
I would hardly believe that they do, since the sites themselves are
pretty simple and a "business concept" (matching between freelancers
and customers) is not something that could be patented.
Subject: Re: or Patents
From: strayform-ga on 22 Sep 2006 16:07 PDT
Business method patents do exist.  For more information on Business
Method patents see:

Elance and Guru do not own patents.  However there is one patent
assigned to someone in Australia that may have some bearing on your

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