US Patent No: 5,797,127

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Method, apparatus, and program for pricing, selling, and exercising options to purchase airline tickets

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An apparatus, method, and program for determining a price of an option to purchase an airline ticket, and for facilitating the sale and exercise of those options. By purchasing an option, a customer can lock in a specified airfare without tying up his money and without risking the loss of the ticket price if his travel plans change. Pricing of the options may be based on departure location criteria, destination location criteria, and travel criteria.

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PRICELINE.COM INCORPORATEDSTAMFORD, CT6

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Case, T Scott Darien, CT 40 2931
Jorasch, James A Stamford, CT 1545 38520
Sparico, Thomas M Riverside, CT 228 10109
Walker, Jay S Ridgefield, CT 2013 51376

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PRICELINE.COM LLC (29)
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6,553,346 Conditional purchase offer (CPO) management system for packages 173 1997
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CEATS, INC. (21)
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INTELLECTUAL VENTURES HOLDING 79 LLC (12)
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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON (3)
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8,131,572 Electronic ticketing system and method 2 2002
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7,246,087 Method and apparatus for product selection assistance 10 2000
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7,689,498 System and method for trading options 7 2004
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7,698,204 Method and system for e-commerce freight management 1 2000
 
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