METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR NEGOTIATING GROUP OFFERS WHILE MAINTAINING PRIVACY OF CONSUMERS

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20140108134A1
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13649422

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A method and system for maintaining the privacy of consumers wishing to make a purchase while enabling them to benefit from a group discount is provided. Consumers register with a service provider that maintains their personal information in private. When a consumer is interested in purchasing a product or patronizing a traditional “brick and mortar” establishment, the consumer provides information to the service provider regarding such interest. The service provider can query other registered consumers to determine if there are others that have a similar interest. Using the leverage of all the consumers that respond to the query, the service provider can negotiate with one or more merchants to provide some type of group offer, without having to disclose the consumers' personal information. Upon successful negotiation of a group offer, the consumers will be provided with the offer.

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PITNEY BOWES INC1 ELMCROFT ROAD STAMFORD CT 06926-0700

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Desmond, John G Fairfield, US 8 31
Ghatti, Venkat Ram Stamford, US 2 3
Heiden, Richard W Huntington, US 40 993
Merola, John A Hudson, US 3 8
Obrea, Andrei North Miami Beach, US 51 612
Olumofin, Femi Shelton, US 9 7
Tsipenyuk, Alla Woodbridge, US 9 29

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