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1. WO2007098105 - INTERNET CONTEST

Publication Number WO/2007/098105
Publication Date 30.08.2007
International Application No. PCT/US2007/004271
International Filing Date 16.02.2007
IPC
G06F 15/16 2006.01
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING OR COUNTING
FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
15Digital computers in general; Data processing equipment in general
16Combinations of two or more digital computers each having at least an arithmetic unit, a program unit and a register, e.g. for a simultaneous processing of several programs
CPC
G06Q 30/02
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
02Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
G06Q 30/0212
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
02Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
0207Discounts or incentives, e.g. coupons, rebates, offers or upsales
0212Chance discounts or incentives
G06Q 30/0239
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
02Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
0207Discounts or incentives, e.g. coupons, rebates, offers or upsales
0239Online discounts or incentives
G06Q 30/0275
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
02Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
0241Advertisement
0273Fees for advertisement
0275Auctions
G06Q 30/08
GPHYSICS
06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
30Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
06Buying, selling or leasing transactions
08Auctions ; , matching or brokerage
Applicants
  • TOPCODER, INC. [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • HUGHES, John, M. [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • LYDON, Michael [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • BOLLINGER, John, Clayton [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • RAMKISSOON, Sarah, Charlene [CA]/[CA] (UsOnly)
  • CRUVER, Donald [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • HUGHES, John, M.
  • LYDON, Michael
  • BOLLINGER, John, Clayton
  • RAMKISSOON, Sarah, Charlene
  • CRUVER, Donald
Agents
  • HEFFAN, Ira, V.
Priority Data
60/775,18021.02.2006US
60/857,85010.11.2006US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) INTERNET CONTEST
(FR) COMPÉTITION INTERNET
Abstract
(EN)
In general, the invention relates to providing infrastructure, process controls, and software to design, advertise, and implement an on-line contest in which participants in the contest search the Internet for a target in order to earn a reward. Hints and/or hidden objects may provide clues as to where to look for the reward, how to claim the reward, and what the reward is. The reward is funded by participating web site owners who reserve, in some embodiments via an auction, the opportunity to 'host' the target during a contest or a portion of a contest, and as a result, drive traffic to their respective web sites.
(FR)
L'invention concerne, de façon générale, une infrastructure, des pilotages de processus et un logiciel pour concevoir, annoncer et implémenter une compétition en ligne dans le cadre de laquelle des participants à la compétition cherchent une cible sur Internet de façon à gagner une récompense. Des indices et/ou des objets cachés peuvent fournir des indications sur l'emplacement où chercher la récompense, comment la réclamer et ce en quoi la récompense consiste. La récompense est financée par des propriétaires de site Web participants qui se réservent, selon certains exemples de mode de réalisation par une enchère, l'opportunité d'“ héberger ” la cible pendant une compétition ou une partie d'une compétition et, en conséquence, augmentent la fréquentation de leurs sites Web respectifs.
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