John F. Groom IT and Publishing Background
|July 2018||Our United States Provisional Patent Application has been filed and received at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Title: Multimedia Content Creation Platform, Marketplace, and Database
US Patent Application No.: 62/694,844
Filing Date: July 6, 2018
They have docketed our application and will contact us as the 12 month date to convert the application to a full non-provisional patent application approaches. As a reminder, all conversions and international filings must be completed by July 6, 2019.
|March 2018||5 years from date of application, US Patent is issued to Groom for System and Method for Searching, Organizing, Exploring and Relating Online Content|
|March 2018||Groom files CIP patent application for Alternate Search Methodology|
|2014||Attitude Media publishes Counting to God, by Doug Ell, a sophisticated and science based analysis of issues related to evolution. Groom serves as editor.|
|1998 - 2003||Groom served as Director of Content and Site Development, and later as a consultant, for AnnuityNet.com (now Ebix) a pioneering online financial services company owned by GE Life and Annuity Assurance Company, John Hancock Variable Life Insurance Company, Keyport Life Insurance Company, Lincoln National Life Insurance Company, and others. The company was the first to sell variable annuities online and Groom was integral in development the process by which variable annuities were sold via the web for the first time. Financing via Goldman Sachs.|
|1997||Attitude Media begins The Outrage:
Web Magazine: "a brilliant use of the Web"
Netscape's Netcenter: "Unbridled rants that can brighten even the dullest day"
The Boston Globe: "John Groom also understands that man's nature is contradictory"
Playboy: "Entertaining rants on topics such as NBA labor negotiations and government waste."
|1996||Establishes Attitude Media, publisher of Positivepress.com
CNNfn: "Success caught Groom by surprise, but sometimes even journalists find it satisfying to learn that nice guys can finish first."
Yahoo: "Be sure to contemplate their thought of the day and send in your own good news."
USA TODAY: "Positive Saying of the Day has found a niche in cyberspace."
Reuters: "Groom chooses bounce-back stories, stories of quiet heroism."
|1994||Groom is also the editor and publisher of The New Home Buyers Guide: A Real Estate Agent and Developer Tells How to Save Money and Minimize Risk in the Purchase of a New Home from a Builder by Martin E. Turk. Groom writes about the politics of land development for Builder magazine and served as a penal discussion participant|
|1992||Groom establishes Groom Books and publishes Official Lies; How Washington Misleads Us by James Bennett and Thomas DiLorenzo. Reviewed in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Featured on C-Span|
|1986||Groom writes Don't Blame the Teacher for The Washington Post's Insight Section|