VeriSign. has filed a patent for systems and methods for out-of-band communications in the domain name system (DNS). The invention involves negotiating DNS services through in-band and out-of-band communication channels between parties. Claim 1 covers the method, machine, manufacture, and/or system described in the patent. GlobalData’s report on VeriSign gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Out-of-band communications system for dns services

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

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240039885A1) describes a method, machine, manufacture, and/or system that is presented in a detailed manner. The claims suggest that the invention is novel and unique, as it is not explicitly stated to be based on prior art. This indicates that the patent applicant is seeking protection for their specific implementation of the method, machine, manufacture, and/or system as described in the patent application. The language used in the claims implies that the invention is not limited to a specific type of technology or industry, making it potentially applicable across various fields.

The use of the phrase "substantially as shown and described" in the claims indicates that the patent applicant is seeking broad protection for their invention. This language suggests that the scope of the patent may cover variations or modifications of the method, machine, manufacture, and/or system as long as they are consistent with the description provided in the patent application. By using this language, the patent applicant is aiming to secure comprehensive protection for their invention, potentially preventing others from using similar methods or systems without authorization. Overall, the claims in this patent application indicate that the invention is presented in a detailed and comprehensive manner, with the applicant seeking broad protection for their unique implementation of the method, machine, manufacture, and/or system.

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