Patents by Inventor Douglas A. Laine

Douglas A. Laine has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9760960
    Abstract: In some embodiments, electronic signature service provides access to an electronic agreement by a signatory. The electronic signature service determines whether a change to the electronic agreement proposed by the signatory is acceptable. The proposed change can change a task that at least one signatory will legally be obligated to perform upon execution of the electronic agreement by all signatories. The electronic signature service determines the acceptability of the proposed change based on data indicative of changes that are acceptable to another signatory. The electronic signature service can update the electronic agreement with the proposed change based on verifying that the proposed change is acceptable. The electronic signature service can determine that the updated electronic agreement is legally binding on the signatories based on determining that the electronic agreement has been executed by all signatories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Adobe Systems Incorporated
    Inventors: Christopher Douglas Laine, Benjamin David Follis
  • Publication number: 20160171634
    Abstract: In some embodiments, electronic signature service provides access to an electronic agreement by a signatory. The electronic signature service determines whether a change to the electronic agreement proposed by the signatory is acceptable. The proposed change can change a task that at least one signatory will legally be obligated to perform upon execution of the electronic agreement by all signatories. The electronic signature service determines the acceptability of the proposed change based on data indicative of changes that are acceptable to another signatory. The electronic signature service can update the electronic agreement with the proposed change based on verifying that the proposed change is acceptable. The electronic signature service can determine that the updated electronic agreement is legally binding on the signatories based on determining that the electronic agreement has been executed by all signatories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 16, 2016
    Inventors: Christopher Douglas Laine, Benjamin David Follis
  • Publication number: 20020059144
    Abstract: A system for and method of automatically implementing PKI-based encryption between a sender and a recipient. The system includes a sender local agent associated with a sender electronic device and a recipient local agent associated with a recipient electronic device wherein both the sender and recipient electronic devices are capable of connecting to a control server via the Internet. The sender local agent is operable to (i) receive content generated on the sender electronic device, (ii) generate a package of encrypted content using PKI-based encryption by obtaining at least one public key from the control server, and (iii) send the package to the control server. The control server is operable to receive the package from the sender local agent and transmit the package to the recipient local agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2001
    Publication date: May 16, 2002
    Inventors: Gregory J. Meffert, Donovan Mouriz, Paul R. Hastings, Rick W. Wise, Douglas A. Laine