US Patent Application No: 2011/0161,445

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Method, Data Processing Program, and Computer Program Product for Handling Instant Messaging Sessions and Corresponding Instant Messaging Environment

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An improved method for handling instant messaging sessions in an instant messaging server is disclosed. The method comprises providing global annotators for annotating instant messaging communications, wherein instant messaging users are being able to select for a private enhancement stack at least one of the following: annotators and look-up services; providing instant messaging users with a capability to obtain contextual information by activating enhancement functions provided by said private enhancement stack; establishing an instant messaging session between a set of instant messaging users; and supporting sharing said contextual information among said set of instant messaging users as part of the instant messaging session.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATIONARMONK, NY45685

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Nelke, Sebastian - 15 15
Oberhofer, Martin - 62 25
Saillet, Yannick Stuttgart, DE 44 93
Seifert, Jens - 23 13

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MICROSOFT CORPORATION (3)
* 2006/0271,569 Method and system for determining shared context 3 2005
* 2009/0044,132 RICH CONFERENCE INVITATIONS WITH CONTEXT 37 2007
* 2012/0089,924 Multiple personalities 2 2011
 
ADVANTEST CORPORATION (1)
* 2011/0168,433 CONTACT EQUIPMENT AND CIRCUIT PACKAGE 0 2010
 
APPLE INC. (1)
* 2010/0312,547 CONTEXTUAL VOICE COMMANDS 59 2009
 
INFORMATICA CORPORATION (1)
* 2011/0167,433 WORKSPACE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING INFORMATION EVENTS 5 2008
 
MPANION, INC. (1)
* 2012/0009,900 LOCATION BASED PRESENCE AND PRIVACY MANAGEMENT 2 2011
 
THE NIELSEN COMPANY (US), LLC (1)
* 2011/0264,663 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BEHAVIOURAL AND CONTEXTUAL DATA ANALYTICS 2 2009
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