This Amazon patent lists Jeff Bezos as an inventor and is directed towards method and system for publicizing commercial transactions on a computer network. Mr. Bezos was awarded U.S. Patent 7107227 entitled “Method and system for publicizing commercial transactions on a computer network” on September 12, 2006. The utility patent has been cited 39 times by other U.S. patents in the field of it methods for management and in other fields.
A computer method and system for publicizing commercial transactions. To publicize a commercial transaction, the system (“e-commerce system”) receives a selection of a purchase transaction for a first item. The e-commerce system identifies an auction for a second item such that the second item is related to the first item. For example, the first item may be a kayak, and the second item may be a kayak cover. The e-commerce system then generates a display description (e.g., web page) that includes information for conducting the purchase transaction for the first item and that includes information relating to the auction for the second item. In this way, a user who views information relating to the purchase transaction can also view information relating to the auction. Link: U.S. Patent 7107227
Amazon filed this utility patent on March 29, 1999 giving it a processing time of 2724 days (compared to an average processing time of 1974 in the field). They have a total number of 158 patents. The first named inventor is Jeffrey P. Bezos of Seattle, WA. The patent was allowed by primary examiner Cuong Nguyen and examiner .
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