Global patent index - EP 1073982 A1

EP 1073982 A1 2001-02-07 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ORDERING GOODS, SERVICES AND CONTENT OVER AN INTERNETWORK

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ORDERING GOODS, SERVICES AND CONTENT OVER AN INTERNETWORK

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND SYSTEM ZUM BESTELLEN VON GÜTERN, DIENSTLEISTUNGEN UND DATENINHALTEN ÜBER EIN INTERNET

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET SYSTEME POUR COMMANDER DES MARCHANDISES, DES SERVICES OU DES CONTENUS PAR INTERNET

Publication

EP 1073982 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99919971 A

Priority

  • US 9908836 W
  • US 6479798 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9957663A1] A billing system is provided that allows a consumer to order products from computers connected to the Internet, wherein the consumer is automatically billed for the ordered good or service by its telephone service provider. The billing system comprises a plug-in component (52, 52'), a billing server component (62, 62'), and in some embodiments, a merchant session gateway component (65). When a consumer orders a product over the Internet (20), the plug-in component (52) of the consumer's computer (42) establishes an Internet connection to a billing server (34) located elsewhere on the Internet (20) to order the product. In a first embodiment, the billing server component (62) of the billing server (34) transfers an encrypted version of the product to the plug-in component (52). The plug-in component (52) then disconnects from the Internet (20) and establishes a point-to-point (PPP) connection with the billing server (34). During the PPP connection, the billing server component (64) transfers an access key assigned to the order to the plug-in component (52) so that the plug-in component (52) may decrypt the product. The consumer is charged a unit rate or "drop-charge" for the product by the telephone service provider when the PPP connection is established using a premium telephone number assigned and administered by the telephone service provider. In a second embodiment, the consumer is charged a per minute rate for his of her time spent accessing the product, rather than a drop-charge.

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

G06F 17/60; G07F 7/10; H04L 12/14; H04M 15/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G07F 7/10 (2006.01); G06Q 20/00 (2012.01); G06Q 30/00 (2012.01); H04L 12/14 (2006.01); H04M 11/00 (2006.01); H04M 15/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/04 (2013.01); G06Q 20/04 (2013.01); G06Q 20/12 (2013.01); G06Q 20/16 (2013.01); H04L 12/14 (2013.01); H04L 12/1403 (2013.01); H04L 12/1421 (2013.01); H04L 12/1428 (2013.01); H04L 12/1439 (2013.01); H04L 12/1446 (2013.01); H04L 12/1453 (2013.01); H04L 12/1457 (2013.01); H04L 12/1471 (2013.01); H04L 12/1482 (2013.01); H04M 15/00 (2013.01); H04M 15/68 (2013.01); H04M 15/8207 (2013.01); H04L 63/0428 (2013.01); H04L 63/06 (2013.01); H04M 2215/0176 (2013.01); H04M 2215/0196 (2013.01); H04M 2215/22 (2013.01); H04M 2215/7813 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9957663A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 9957663 A1 19991111; AU 2004203844 A1 20040923; AU 2004203844 B2 20071004; AU 3756699 A 19991123; AU 773248 B2 20040520; CA 2329203 A1 19991111; CN 1302414 A 20010704; EP 1073982 A1 20010207; JP 2002513974 A 20020514; JP 4698834 B2 20110608; KR 20070007976 A 20070116; NZ 507808 A 20031219; NZ 526905 A 20050225

INPADOC legal status

2016-04-06 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

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- Effective date: 20151103

2005-07-27 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

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- Effective date: 20050609

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

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- Effective date: 20001116

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

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