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Web-Based Marketplace with Emotion Sensors & Other Hardware Patent    

A web-based marketplace that will allow service providers and consumers alike to efficiently navigate this extremely fragmented sector

Overview

The professional services industry represents over 700,000 firms generating a combined annual revenue of about $1 trillion. According to data from First Research Inc, the top 50 firms account for less than 25% of revenue in the sector.

There is an established need for a web-based marketplace that will allow service providers and consumers alike to efficiently navigate this extremely fragmented sector:

•Consumers want to efficiently and securely identify, vet, and price offerings from a variety of service providers
•Service Providers want to efficiently and securely market their services and capitalize on excess capacity with strategic pricing

This patent portfolio relates to the fundamental concept of establishing such a marketplace.

Patent Summary

U.S. Patent Classes & Classifications Covered in this listing:

Class 705: Data Processing:Financial, Business Practice, Management, Or Cost/Price Determination

This is the generic class for apparatus and corresponding methods for performing data processing operations, in which there is a significant change in the data or for performing calculation operations wherein the apparatus or method is uniquely designed for or utilized in the practice, administration, or management of an enterprise, or in the processing of financial data. It also provides for apparatus and corresponding methods for performing data processing or calculating operations in which a charge for goods or services is determined.

Subclass 80: ELECTRONIC NEGOTIATION
Subclass 37: Trading, matching, or bidding
Subclass 39: Including funds transfer or credit transaction

Class 707: Data Processing:Database And File Management Or Data Structures

This is the generic class for data processing apparatus and corresponding methods for the retrieval of data stored in a database or as computer files. It provides for data processing means or steps for generic data, file and directory upkeeping, file naming, and file and database maintenance including integrity consideration, recovery, and versioning. There are three main divisions: 1. database and file accessing; 2. database schema and data structure; 3. file and database maintenance.