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Massachusetts, New York Inventors Develop Networked Collaborative System US Fed News September 15, 2006 Friday


Copyright 2006 HT Media Ltd. All Rights Reserved US Fed News

September 15, 2006 Friday 5:06 AM EST

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HEADLINE: Massachusetts, New York Inventors Develop Networked Collaborative System

BYLINE: US Fed News

DATELINE: Alexandria, Va.

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 15 -- Jonathan L. Zittrain, Alexander Macgillivray and Charles Nesson, all from Cambridge, Mass., and Wendy Seltzer of New York, have developed a method for organizing a dialogue of messages between a moderator and a number of participants in communication over a network.

According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: "A system for facilitating communications over a network among participants and a moderator includes a question module for asking questions, receiving responses, grouping participants, and providing responses to other participants in a group for further response."

The inventors were issued U.S. Patent No. 7,107,311 on Sept. 12.

The original application was filed on July 6, 2000, and is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=7,107,311.PN.&OS=PN/7,107,311&RS=PN/7,107,311 http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=7,107,311.PN.&OS=PN/7,107,311&RS=PN/7,107,311 .

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