Automatically replying to instant messaging (IM) messages

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8180840
APP PUB NO 20050080868A1
SERIAL NO

10686348

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The present disclosure provides for automatically replying to instant messaging (IM) messages. In some embodiments, an IM message is received by a recipient and displayed to the recipient. If, during a predefined time interval, the recipient does not provide any response to the IM message, then the IM message is automatically replied to.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.RENO, NV6677
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATIONWILMINGTON, DE1264

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Malik, Dale W Dunwoody, US 205 4508

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