Method and system for workgroup instant message

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9444646
APP PUB NO 20090089371A1
SERIAL NO

11906028

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A method for managing instant message communications, including conducting an instant message (IM) session between a first member of a callable workgroup and an external user participant that calls the callable workgroup; initiating, by the first member of the callable workgroup, a second IM session between the first member and at least one other member of the callable workgroup; and conducting the second IM session between the first member and the at least one other member of the callable workgroup, the at least one other member of the callable workgroup participating in the second IM session capable of monitoring communications of the first IM session between the first member and the external user.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
UNIFY, INC.Not Provided328

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Narang, Nidhi Fremont, US 7 57
Tirumalai, Suneetha Sunnyvale, US 3 24

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HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP (1)
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MORRISON & FOERSTER LLP (1)
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LINKEDIN CORPORATION (1)
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VERIMATRIX (1)
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BRIGHT SUN TECHNOLOGIES (2)
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MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (1)
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Yodlee.com, Inc. (1)
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FACEBOOK, INC. (3)
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Aspect Communications Corporation (1)
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NOKIA CORPORATION (1)
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