US Patent No: 6,101,485

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Electronic solicitations for internet commerce

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A method for engaging in electronic commerce over the Internet, comprising the steps of: programming a first electronic mail (e-mail) message to include: a description of at least one product available for sale by an electronic commerce (e-commerce) site; a shopper selectable indicia for indicating that the shopper has chosen to purchase the at least one product; and, a shopper activatable link back to the e-commerce site for transmitting a second e-mail message including the shopper's choice to purchase the at least one product; transmitting the e-mail message over the Internet to at least one potential shopper; and, in response to receiving the second e-mail message transmitted back to the e-commerce site by activation of the link by the at least one potential shopper, consummating the purchase of the at least one product by the at least one potential shopper.

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EBAY INC.SAN JOSE, CA991

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fortenberry, Keith N Boca Raton, FL 8 609
Szabo, Robert M Boca Raton, FL 56 857
Toohey, James J Boca Raton, FL 34 1069
Yee, Raymond Coral Springs, FL 10 180
Zimmerman, Marshall L Columbus, OH 1 165

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