Global Patent Index - EP 1093617 A1

EP 1093617 A1 2001-04-25 - A METHOD FOR PERFORMING MARKET SEGMENTATION AND FOR PREDICTING CONSUMER DEMAND

Title (en)

A METHOD FOR PERFORMING MARKET SEGMENTATION AND FOR PREDICTING CONSUMER DEMAND

Title (de)

VERFAHEN ZUM ERSTELLEN EINER MARKTSEGMENTATION UND ZUM VORHERSAGEN VON KUNDENWÜNSCHEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE PERMETTANT D'EFFECTUER LA SEGMENTATION D'UN MARCHE ET DE PREDIRE LA DEMANDE DES CONSOMMATEURS

Publication

EP 1093617 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99932278 A

Priority

  • US 9915236 W
  • US 9175098 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0002138A1] The present invention presents a method for partitioning that provides both a relevant metric and a set of clusters through an evolutionary learning process. The present invention further presents a method for determining consumer demand (304) that finds the context dependent, or combinatorial optimized set of properties, uses, or customer features that optimize the value of a product to the customer base. The present invention further includes a framework for the marketing and introduction of novel products. The framework has means to model customers and derive an optimal set of goods (308) to produce alone or in the face of a coevolving competitive environment where other firms are introducing and modifying their own goods.

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

G06F 15/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/00 (2012.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/02 (2013.01)

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 0002138 A1 20000113; AU 4861899 A 20000124; CA 2337798 A1 20000113; EP 1093617 A1 20010425; EP 1093617 A4 20020130

INPADOC legal status


2002-04-03 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20020205

2002-01-30 [A4] SUPPLEMENTARY SEARCH REPORT

- Effective date: 20011218

2002-01-30 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A4

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

2002-01-30 [RIC1] CLASSIFICATION (CORRECTION)

- Free text: 7G 06F 15/00 A, 7G 06F 17/60 B

2001-07-18 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: BONABEAU, ERIC

2001-07-18 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: KAUFFMAN, STUART, A.

2001-07-18 [RIN1] INVENTOR (CORRECTION)

- Inventor name: PALMER, RICHARD

2001-04-25 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010116

2001-04-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

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