Issuance of U.S. Patent Number 8848242 to Xerox Corporation
30 Sep, 2014

On September 30, 2014 , the USPTO issued U.S. Patent Number 8848242 to Xerox Corporation, which was successfully prosecuted by Novel IP.

The '242 patent  is directed towards The application discloses systems and methods for physically sharing a hard copy of a document. The systems and methods include presenting to a user a graphical user interface having printing options for printing the document, where the graphical user interface has an input for receiving an indication by the user that the user is willing to share the hard copy of the document; presenting to the user options for defining characteristics of the hard copy of the document in response to receiving the indication; and publishing at least one of the defined characteristics within a profile page of the user.