US Patent No: 8,150,842

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Reputation of an author of online content

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Methods, computer program products and systems are described for online-content management. Multiple online content items authored by multiple authors are received at one or more first computers for online publication. For each online content item, a reputation score is determined for the author of the online content item. The reputation score is based at least in part on one or more reviews of the online content item provided by one or more reviewers other than the author. In response to a query for online content received from a second computer, a set of search results is generated that includes an online content item from the multiple online content items. A ranking of the online content item in the set is determined based at least in part on the reputation score of the author.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
GOOGLE INC.MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA9024

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brougher, William C Menlo Park, CA 6 41
Dixon, Michael D Pinehurst, NC 19 460
Kamvar, Sepandar D San Francisco, CA 37 742
Stoll, Nathan San Francisco, CA 23 84

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Patent Citation Ranking

Forward Cite Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
GOOGLE INC. (2)
8,291,492 Authentication of a contributor of online content 0 2008
8,645,396 Reputation scoring of an author 0 2012
 
AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (1)
8,478,662 Customized electronic books with supplemental content 0 2010
 
AudienceScience Inc. (1)
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SONY CORPORATION (1)
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YAHOO! INC. (1)
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