About nine(9) patent applications were being drafted that covered the very core of “social networking.” This was a brand new concept officially launched and introduced by Rohit.
In the initial Press Release on Aug 04, 1998 he is quoted as saying:
“eCode.com exploits the essence of the web to allow users to network with each other“
At the time eCode was launched, even an online address book did not exist!
As a first time product entrepreneur the value of patents was not well understood by Rohit, and he ended up abandoning these patent applications because of financial constraints, although, he still holds other patents in Social Networking.