Atlassian Corp has filed a patent for systems and methods to replace hyperlinks with smart links. The technology involves receiving a content request, identifying the data source, retrieving metadata, and displaying it as a visual smart link on the client device. GlobalData’s report on Atlassian Corp gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Replacing hyperlinks with smart links for referenced objects

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Atlassian Corp Plc

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240037320A1) describes a method and system for replacing hyperlinks with smart links. The method involves receiving a content request for a hyperlink from a client device, identifying the data source of the referenced object, forwarding the request to the data source, receiving metadata, and displaying the metadata as a smart link on the client device. The smart link is a visual object that includes a portion of the metadata obtained from the data source. Additionally, the system can identify users requesting the smart link and maintain a list of data source descriptors for supported data sources.

Furthermore, the system can determine if a data source is restricted, check for access keys in an authentication platform, and handle authorization processes accordingly. The smart link management system includes a processor and memory with instructions to perform these functions. The visual object can be displayed as an inline visual object or a block card visual object on the client device. The patent also covers a non-transitory computer-readable medium with instructions for a computing system to execute the method described, including maintaining data source descriptors, handling restricted data sources, and generating error messages or initiating authorization processes when necessary. Overall, the patent application outlines a comprehensive method and system for managing smart links to enhance user experience and data access.

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