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 Edgewater, FL 32132-1409
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IP Data Corporation

Manuals, Patents, File Histories, DATA SERVICES

Client Information

IP Data Corp. does not sell, give away, or make any client information public, or available to anyone outside of our organization unless we ask our client's permission first - and then, only for a very good reason (such as safety, security or when required by law).

We feel very strongly about your privacy as well as our own.  We will not add to the millions of pieces of junk email, commonly referred to as SPAM (or UCE - Unsolicited Commercial Email) no matter what profit may come of it. And we will do our best not to aid those that produce junk email. Email can be a very useful business tool, but only if used properly.

We periodically send email to notify owners and subscribers of our government publications series of  important updates, corrections and new editions, as part of our regular service, but ONLY if they have asked for it. This is the only email we send to clients on a regular basis, unless you OPT-IN to a newsletter or other items of this nature that we may offer from time to time. You will never be "opted in" to anything we offer without knowing about it and specifically asking for it. You may subscribe to our Government Publications Newsletter when available, but we will NOT send it to you unless you ask.


Cookies, Web Bugs, Clear Gifs & Your Privacy

Cookies are a few lines of information that web servers place on your computer to track things such as your shopping cart, a valid logon, or other information. A typical cookie of ours looks like this:
APLSSignonName = Bob   SAT, 22-Nov-2003 16:32:11 GMT   IPDataCorp.com/

The first item is the name and value for that item, followed by the expiration date of the cookie, and finally a "path" on the server that issued the cookie. As you can see, it's not "rocket science."  We use cookies only to track your APLS logon, and they are only read by us (the same server that placed them there). We NEVER put passwords, PINs, or private/personal information inside of cookies.

For the most part, cookies are harmless, however, when combined with other technologies or practices such as "Web Bugs" (also known as Clear Gif technology) they can be used to track your "web surfing habits," purchasing patterns, and possibly even to identify you and your email address (and maybe even your physical name and address) along with all the other data they have collected about you. IP Data Corporation does do not approve of this practice, nor do we participate with any of the companies that do this sort of thingWe feel that if someone wants to know where you've been, they need to ask you, and you should also have the right to say "NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS, Thanks..."  Some companies participate and don't even know it. To prevent some of this from happening, you can set the security settings on your browser to "allow cookies to be read only by the site that put them on your computer." This does not interfere with purchases, shopping carts, APLS, or other legitimate uses that we are aware of. Deleting our cookies from your browser will not interfere with any of the services we provide except to log you off of our systems (until you log on again).


Credit Card Purchases

Purchases using a credit card made from us across the Internet are made only on secure servers. We use one of the oldest and most trusted online providers of secure credit card services:  www.QuickCommerce.net. They have been in business since 1989 and transactions are submitted using certain encryption transaction ID methods. Our systems are identified to them with secure technologies and your information is as safe here as it possibly can be.
ALWAYS look for the Yellow Lock symbol Yellow Padlock in the bottom status line of your browser when entering your credit card numbers. Another indicator of a secure connection is when your URL (location) line turns yellow along with the beginning letters "https://" (note the "s" for secure). If you don't see one of these indicators, DO NOT enter your credit card or any personal information!

From our site, you are  taken to https://secure.quickcommerce.net/ for all credit card transactions. If you don't see IPDataCorp.com or secure.quickcommerce.net during all stages of the transaction, then you are possibly NOT doing business with us.  Your purchases with us are confidential and will remain that way. We will never send you email asking for credit card numbers, expiration dates, passwords, or anything else of a personal or financial nature unless you are expecting it (confirmed with a phone call you made to us). If someone calls you from IP Data Corporation, they will never ask you for any such information unless you initiated the call or transaction (e.g., a verified call back).


ITEMS OF INTEREST


Cooperative Patent Classification System

UPDATE


In September 2014, the USPTO and KIPO (Korean IP Office) inked an agreement to work together on the CPC. KIPO will fully CPC classify all new patent applications and utility models, but no mention of back-file data. The CPC system is gaining wide acceptance. It definitely has the detail needed to replace the US system, and then some. We're still studying and learning the details, and the USPTO decision for the two year overlap (CPC/USC) makes more sense to us (it gives us more time, too. 1 year down, 1 to go). The EPO seems to have completed most, if not all of the their ECLA to CPC translations and CPC assignments, and unlike the ECLA data, the EPO's CPC data have been added to DOCDB for all countries they handle. We think it's a wonderful addition to the data, and our compliments and thanks go to the EPO!