Global Patent Index - EP 1064611 A1

EP 1064611 A1 2001-01-03 - A METHOD FOR USING A TELEPHONE CALLING CARD FOR BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

Title (en)

A METHOD FOR USING A TELEPHONE CALLING CARD FOR BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUM BENUTZEN EINER TELEFONKARTE FÜR GESCHÄFTLICHE TRANSAKTIONEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE D'UTILISATION D'UNE CARTE TELEPHONIQUE POUR DES TRANSACTIONS COMMERCIALES

Publication

EP 1064611 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99912783 A

Priority

  • US 9906195 W
  • US 7915698 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9949404A1] A method using a telephone calling card to transact commerce electronically. In one embodiment a user initiates a phone call to a merchant using a calling card provided by a service provider. The service provider initially checks the identify of the user through the use of a PIN code (1). Once the user's identity is validated the user's call to the merchant is established. The user and merchant then agree upon the sale of item at which time an invoice is provided to the service provider by the merchant. The invoice is then approved by the user while the merchant is disconnected from the call. In another embodiment the user is connected to the merchant over the Internet, the user's identify having been previously validated by an Internet Service Provider. The user drags a copy of the invoice to an application running on a Web Page. The application appends the user's digital signature to the invoice and mails it to the merchant. The merchant then presents the signed invoice to a server which authenticates the signature of the user prior to approving the sale.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 17/60

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 20/00 (2012.01); G06Q 30/00 (2012.01); H04M 15/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/06 (2013.01); G06Q 20/02 (2013.01); G06Q 20/04 (2013.01); G06Q 20/12 (2013.01); G06Q 20/425 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9949404A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE DK ES FI FR GB IE IT NL SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9949404 A1 19990930; AU 3108199 A 19991018; CA 2324114 A1 19990930; CN 1298526 A 20010606; EP 1064611 A1 20010103; ID 28328 A 20010510; JP 2002508547 A 20020319

INPADOC legal status


2001-10-17 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20010822

2001-01-03 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001009

2001-01-03 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): BE DE DK ES FI FR GB IE IT NL SE