Quoted from greenhornet:
hard to believe it was granted.
three non-final rejections and one final rejection during the process.
enter application number: 13/709056
[may take a while for site to respond]
select "transaction history" from the menu.
for the description,
choose "public documents" then select either "view".
images can be accessed from "images" button at bottom of page.
select "full pages" from left margin.
for me, images worked in chrome, but not IE browser.
best access for both images and description.
In the patent world it ain’t over until it’s over. And even then it still ain’t over. Persistence can pay off. The fact he still pursued the patent despite rejection and still pursued Pinball despite being despised by all of us sort of fits. What is unusual is that all those back and forth a with the patent office cost a lot of lawyer time and I’m surprised they felt the patent was of high enough value to be worth it.