TUSTIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today Contest Factory, a leading innovator and provider of online contests, sweepstakes and games, announced the approval of its third US Patent titled “System and Method for Interactive Contests” (8,655,715). Contest Factory’s newest patent adds important coverage to its growing intellectual property protection for a variety of specially configured systems that support voting in video, audio, image or text based contests. These contests include user generated content (UGC) and reality TV and interactive TV contests.
Contest Factory’s intellectual property protects its innovations as a leader in configuring systems for interactive contests. Many years ago, long before reality TV or online contests were a regular occurrence on the internet or in social media, Contest Factory launched the talent competition site MakeAStar.com. Exemplifying the strength and flexibility of Contest Factory’s pioneering systems; this site has hosted thousands of contestants with a goal to find the best unsigned music artists by integrating weighted votes of music industry experts and the public. Further demonstrating the breadth of Contest Factory’s innovations, MakeAStar hosted the first web-to-TV talent contests that enabled unsigned artists to submit music videos online for showcasing on national TV and public voting through the website.
Contest Factory’s founder and CEO, Dr. Iman Foroutan explains that the widespread popularity of online voting, judging and content-ranking is a clear acknowledgment of the value of Contest Factory’s technology and intellectual property. Contest Factory’s growing portfolio of patents has raised the attention of major technology and media companies with whom the company is now in preliminary discussions.
“The approval of our newest patent backed by years of experience and proven technology solidifies Contest Factory as a leading provider of contest-related systems and services,” said Dr. Foroutan.
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Contest Factory creates online contests, instant win games and sweepstakes for social media, mobile and web based applications. Our patented contest technology (7,162,433 - 8,019,641 and 8,655,715) helps businesses to engage their customers, build brand awareness and grow their customer base. To learn more, please visit www.contestfactory.com.