DraftKings has been granted a patent for event capture systems that allow users to record live events associated with their client devices. The system identifies wagers made by users to record broadcasts of live events and generates recording instructions for the corresponding broadcast receiver devices. These instructions are then transmitted to the devices, enabling them to schedule recordings of the desired broadcasts. GlobalData’s report on DraftKings gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on DraftKings, Low latency interactive streaming was a key innovation area identified from patents. DraftKings's grant share as of September 2023 was 51%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Patent granted for a method to record live events

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: DraftKings Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11765434B2) describes a method and system for recording live events based on user wagers. The method involves identifying a wager made by a user on a client device, which includes a request to record a broadcast of a live event. The system then identifies a broadcast receiver device corresponding to the client device and generates recording instructions for the receiver device to initiate the recording of the live event. These recording instructions are transmitted to the receiver device, which schedules the recording.

The patent also includes additional features. One feature involves determining the broadcast schedule of the live event based on information received from the receiver device or a third-party data source. This information is used to generate the recording instructions. Another feature involves maintaining a data structure that stores an association between the wager identifier, client device identifier, and receiver device identifier.

The method also allows for recording only a portion of the live event corresponding to the user's wager. The system determines if the wager corresponds to a specific portion of the event and generates the recording instructions accordingly.

The identification of the broadcast receiver device is facilitated by the user profile used by the client device to communicate with the system. The system identifies the receiver device by retrieving the corresponding identifier from the user profile.

To provide user feedback, the system generates a notification for display on the broadcast receiver device, indicating that the recording of the live event has been scheduled.

Additionally, the system verifies if the broadcast receiver device is authorized to record the live event before generating the recording instructions. This ensures that only authorized devices can initiate the recording.

Overall, this patented method and system offer a convenient way for users to record live events based on their wagers. By integrating with broadcast receiver devices and utilizing broadcast schedules, the system simplifies the process of scheduling and initiating recordings.

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