Global Patent Index - EP 1076866 A2

EP 1076866 A2 2001-02-21 - TELECOMMUNICATION TRANSMISSION SYSTEM ADAPTED FOR AN ELECTRONIC MARKET PLACE

Title (en)

TELECOMMUNICATION TRANSMISSION SYSTEM ADAPTED FOR AN ELECTRONIC MARKET PLACE

Title (de)

TELEKOMMUNIKATIONSÜBERTRAGUNGSSYSTE, ADAPTIERT FÜR ELETRONISCHEN VERKAUF

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE TRANSMISSION DE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ADAPTE A UN MARCHE ELECTRONIQUE

Publication

EP 1076866 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99921324 A

Priority

  • SE 9900518 W
  • SE 9801181 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9952042A2] The Telia agent based marketplace provides users with a personal software agent, called a WebButler. The WebButler provides support for the user and enables him/her to specify the particular buy, or sell, contracts in which he/she is interested. Commercial Merchants can also specify items for sale, in electronic stores, through a function called Merchant Assist. The main task of the Agent Find Service, to which the present invention relates, is to provide WebButlers and Merchant Assists with information on which other agents (WebButler and/or Merchant Assists) have corresponding interests. In addition to its primary function, i.e. to match corresponding interests between agents, AgentFind also provides value added services, such as marketing statistics, information on requested interests, information brokerage and advertisement services etc. Since the interests of each WebButler frequently change, the AgentFind database is continuously updated. Automatic coordination mechanisms are, therefore, provided. The system provides ratings for the level of correspondence between matching interests, since it is rare that interests correspond exactly. Based on the rating, agents (WebButler, or Merchant Assist) can automatically prioritise which of the other agents (WebButler, or Merchant Assist) should be contacted. The present invention can be seen as the next generation search engine for agents. AgentFind has a data synchronisation mechanism which ensures that the data held on the AgentFind databases is consistent with that held by WebButlers and MerchantAssists.

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

G06F 17/30; G06F 17/60

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/00 (2012.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/02 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9952042A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE DK ES FI FR GB IT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9952042 A2 19991014; WO 9952042 A3 19991209; EE 200000576 A 20020415; EP 1076866 A2 20010221; NO 20004840 A 20001201; NO 20004840 D0 20000927; NO 318949 B1 20050530; SE 9801181 D0 19980403; SE 9801181 L 19991004

INPADOC legal status


2009-07-15 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20090121

2007-12-19 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: TELIASONERA AB

2001-02-21 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20001103

2001-02-21 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

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

2001-02-21 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: LT PAYMENT 20001103;LV PAYMENT 20001103