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The Oracle Corporation of Redwood City, CA, is an international leader in the development and sale of enterprise software solutions for businesses and corporations, especially those software suites that involve database management. The corporations recent announcement that it would incorporate the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Provenance protocols for standardized data record control in its upcoming software releases will go a very long way in making Provenance the international standard in that market. Oracle was also recently in the news on the sports page, interestingly enough, when Oracle Team USA pulled off a miraculous upset of the New Zealand team in the recent America’s Cup sailing championship.
Oracle’s strong showings in the technology world and other areas of the news make it a great subject to return to for IPWatchdog’s Companies We Follow series. Like always, we’ve scoured the most recently released patent applications and issued patents assigned to Oracle by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to get an idea of what we can expect for the future of enterprise software and other computer systems.
In our featured patent application today, we see that Oracle is interested in improving graphic user interface layouts for web pages and other software programs. This application describes methods of analyzing user viewing patterns to help companies develop a product that has a more intuitive layout. Other intriguing patent applications relate to the collection of traffic data for non-GPS vehicle communications systems and quick methods of deploying enterprise software to authorized users within a business network.