08060829 is referenced by 194 patents and cites 180 patents.

A method and system provides arrangements creating a relationship between a real-world entity and a virtual world environment. A participant or player can participate in various virtual world activities including transactions to acquire virtual products, virtual services, and/or virtual items of value. Feedback may be provided and records kept regarding the virtual world activities and transactions. The participant or player may also have an opportunity of engaging in related real-world activities and transactions. In some implementations, multiple players at different locations can be involved in the virtual world and real-world activities and transactions. Some embodiments include arrangements for real-world informational data to be made available in the virtual world environment to a participant or player, based on virtual world activities related to a topic of interest to a real-world entity. Other embodiments provide for making a profile record for use by a real-world entity, wherein the profile record may include particular types of participation activity by a participant or player in the virtual world environment.

Title
Participation profiles of virtual world players
Application Number
11/107380
Publication Number
8060829 (B2)
Application Date
April 15, 2005
Publication Date
November 15, 2011
Inventor
John D Rinaldo Jr
Bellevue
WA, US
Mark A Malamud
Seattle
WA, US
Royce A Levien
Lexington
MA, US
Edward K Y Jung
Bellevue
WA, US
Assignee
The Invention Science Fund I
WA, US
IPC
G06Q 40/00
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