Global Patent Index - EP 1073980 A1

EP 1073980 A1 2001-02-07 - METHOD FOR INCREASING THE EFFICIENCY OF TRADE

Title (en)

METHOD FOR INCREASING THE EFFICIENCY OF TRADE

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUM ERHÖHEN DER EFFIZIENZ VON HANDEL

Title (fr)

PROCEDE PERMETTANT D'AUGMENTER L'EFFICACITE DU COMMERCE

Publication

EP 1073980 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99903707 A

Priority

  • FI 9900109 W
  • FI 980939 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9956231A1] The invention relates to a method for increasing the efficiency of trade, whereby the customer, in order to obtain a physical substitute needed for acquisition/exploitation or like of a product, service and/or like, get contact by his/her own data processing apparatus (X), such as a personal computer, a data communicator or like via open data communications (Y), such as through intranet, internet, modem or like with a server (A), whereby after getting a connection, chooses, confirms and pays the desired product, service and/or like, whereafter the server (A), after verification of personal, communications, credit information and/or like confirms correctness of the trade occasion and transmits a receipt or like to the customer giving evidence at least of validity of the trade occasion. The server (A) forms during the connection at least an identifier (1) relating to the customer and transmits the same after an accepted payment to the customer, whereafter the customer produces a physical substitute (2) comprising at least the above identifier by means of his/her own data processing apparatus (X).

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 30/06 (2012.01); G07F 7/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/06 (2013.01); G06Q 20/00 (2013.01); G07F 7/00 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9956231A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DK ES FI FR GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9956231 A1 19991104; AU 2426799 A 19991116; AU 761068 B2 20030529; BR 9909457 A 20001212; CA 2328090 A1 19991104; CN 1299491 A 20010613; DE 19983191 T1 20010517; EP 1073980 A1 20010207; FI 980939 A0 19980429; FI 980939 A 19991030; GB 0023991 D0 20001115; GB 2353384 A 20010221; GB 2353384 B 20020220; IL 138986 D0 20011125; JP 2002513187 A 20020508; NO 20005322 A 20001023; NO 20005322 D0 20001023; RU 2000128115 A 20021027; TR 200003169 T2 20010420

INPADOC legal status


2005-04-06 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040901

2003-09-03 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: VALTANEN, JARKKO

2003-09-03 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: VALTANEN, JARKKO

2001-02-07 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001009

2001-02-07 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DK ES FI FR GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE