Giving gifts and displaying assets in a social network environment

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7970657
APP PUB NO 20080189188A1
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Abstract

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A system and method is described for giving gifts via a social network and displaying icons representing assets that have been acquired via the social network. In various embodiments, the assets include real assets, digital assets, and virtual assets. Digital assets that have been acquired via the social network environment may also be displayed. In some embodiments, the assets are received as gifts or in trade from another user of the social network environment.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
FACEBOOK, INC.PALO ALTO, CA2857

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Morgenstern, Jared Menlo Park, US 23 773

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