US Patent No: 7,725,494

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System and method for networked media access

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A method, system, and media management application for providing a user access to a media file from multiple locations on a network. In one aspect, a user communicates a desire to access a media file at a future time and is able to access the bookmarked media file from various locations on a network at any future time. In one aspect, the media file is available from multiple locations on the network and in different media formats.

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YAHOO! INC.SUNNYVALE, CA1955

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brown, David E St. Paul, MN 104 1032
New, Matthew D Irvine, CA 5 229
Rogers, Ian Toronto, CA 15 515

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NAPO ENTERPRISES, LLC (12)
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