Skillz‘s patent involves accessing historical skills-based gaming data for users to determine targeted advertisements for specific games based on their skills. The method also includes generating pseudo random numbers to ensure a common gameplay experience for users in digital gaming competitions. GlobalData’s report on Skillz gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Skillz, In-game currency transactions was a key innovation area identified from patents. Skillz's grant share as of February 2024 was 42%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Targeted advertisement generation based on historical gaming metrics

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Skillz Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11915548B2) outlines a method for enhancing the gaming experience by ensuring a common beginning of gameplay between different game instances enrolled in various digital gaming competitions. The method involves receiving data characterizing a game instance and a gaming competition, selecting a unique pseudo random number seed for the competition, generating pseudo random numbers using the seed, and transmitting them to the client devices to create a shared gameplay experience. This approach aims to maintain consistency in gameplay while allowing for variations between different competitions.

Furthermore, the patent describes additional features such as utilizing historical gaming metrics to personalize advertisements for players, monitoring gameplay data to detect fraudulent behavior, and implementing asynchronous skill-based games with random elements. The system outlined in the patent includes data processors and memory storing instructions to execute the operations, ensuring a seamless and engaging gaming experience for players across different digital gaming competitions. Overall, the patent highlights innovative methods to enhance gameplay experiences, promote fair competition, and provide personalized content to players based on their gaming history and behavior.

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