Method and apparatus for selling subscriptions to periodicals in a retail environment

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7509268
APP PUB NO 20020046121A1
SERIAL NO

09998760

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Abstract

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A system comprises a point-of-sale (POS) terminal, a POS controller, a retail subscription system. The POS terminal allows a cashier to enter subscription sales data into the POS controller. The POS controller maintains databases on available subscriptions and produces databases containing data relating to subscriptions sold to customers. The retail subscription system verifies the subscriptions by reference to its own databases and transmits the subscriptions to a fulfillment house for distribution.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
APPLE INC.CUPERTINO, CA17828

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Jindal, Sanjay K Wilton, US 59 4419
Walker, Jay S Ridgefield, US 1505 73442

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