eBay had ten patents in social media during Q3 2023. eBay Inc has filed patents for systems and methods that allow users to publish and share media presentations over a network. These systems involve communicating with users and distribution channels, gathering media resources based on user input, creating media presentations, and publishing them through various channels such as direct email, providing links, or embedding source code in web pages. Additionally, the patents also cover a recommendation system where users can request recommendations for items and other users can respond with recommendations or opinions. These recommendations can be up-voted or down-voted by users and are used to provide personalized recommendations to the requesting user. The recommendations are presented in conversation threads and can be based on user attributes, with varying weights assigned to them. GlobalData’s report on eBay gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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eBay grant share with social media as a theme is 70% in Q3 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Systems and methods for publishing and/or sharing media presentations over a network (Patent ID: US20230274482A1)

The patent filed by eBay Inc. describes systems and methods for publishing and sharing media presentations over a network. The disclosed technology involves communicating with a user and one or more distribution channels via the network, gathering media resources based on user input, creating a media presentation with the collected resources, and publishing the media presentation by distributing it to the selected distribution channels via the network. The publishing process can involve directly emailing the media presentation to other users, providing a link for direct access to the presentation, or embedding the source code for the presentation in a web page associated with the distribution channels.

The first claim of the patent describes a method that involves receiving user input to select a video for sharing on a social network channel. The method includes displaying editing tools for the video, receiving user input to edit the video using the provided tools, displaying a preview of the edited video, and finally sharing the edited video to the social network channel by saving it to the network's database. This allows users with access to the channel to view the edited video on their computing devices.

The subsequent claims provide additional details and variations of the method described in the first claim. These include the inclusion of an audio tool for adding audio to the video, a text tool for adding text to the video, and a style tool for applying different styles to the video. The claims also mention specific styles such as kaleidoscope and picture frame styles. The computing device claim describes a device with a processor and memory that performs the same operations as the method claims. The final claim covers computer-readable storage devices with instructions that perform the same operations when executed by processors.

In summary, the patent filed by eBay Inc. describes a system and method for publishing and sharing media presentations over a network. The technology allows users to select, edit, and share videos on social network channels, providing various editing tools and options such as adding audio, text, and different styles to the videos. The patent covers the process of saving the edited videos to a network database, enabling users with access to the channel to view the edited videos on their computing devices.

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