Global Patent Index - EP 1236154 A1

EP 1236154 A1 2002-09-04 - METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING THE SELECTION OF LEGAL AND LEGAL-RELATED SERVICE PROVIDERS

Title (en)

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING THE SELECTION OF LEGAL AND LEGAL-RELATED SERVICE PROVIDERS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND APPARAT ZUR FÖRDERUNG DER AUSWAHL VON GESETZLICHEN DIENSTLEISTERN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET APPAREIL EN VUE DE FACILITER LE CHOIX DE PRESTATAIRES DE SERVICES JURIDIQUES ET DE SERVICES ASSOCIES

Publication

EP 1236154 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99963060 A

Priority

US 9929250 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0143008A1] The present invention is a method and apparatus for facilitating the selection of legal and legal-related service providers. When characterized as an apparatus, the invention has a host site computer, a listing client computer in communication with the host site computer, and a network subscriber computer in communication with the host site computer. Initially, a request for proposal is created using the listing client computer. This request for proposal includes criteria for determining whether a network subscriber can view the request for proposal. After being created, the request for proposal is transmitted to the host site computer. Next, a profile is created using the network subscriber computer. The profile includes characteristics of the network subscriber. After being created, the profile is transmitted to the host site computer. Finally, the host site computer compares the request for proposal and the profile to determine if the network subscriber will have access to the request for proposal.

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

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 0143008A1

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 0143008 A1 20010614; AU 1937600 A 20010618; EP 1236154 A1 20020904

INPADOC legal status


2012-10-31 [18R] REFUSED

- Effective date: 20120622

2012-06-22 [REG DE R003] REFUSAL DECISION NOW FINAL

2007-01-10 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20061204

2002-09-04 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020628

2002-09-04 [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

2002-09-04 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL PAYMENT 20020628;LT PAYMENT 20020628;LV PAYMENT 20020628;MK PAYMENT 20020628;RO PAYMENT 20020628;SI PAYMENT 20020628