System for interative, multivariate negotiations over a network

  • US 6,141,653 A
  • Filed: 11/16/1998
  • Issued: 10/31/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/16/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for processing multivariate negotiations, comprising:

  • a network;

    a multivariate negotiations system including storage space, and negotiations software, such negotiations software including an automated negotiations engine for analyzing terms, the analysis of terms comprising understanding the purpose of the terms, formatting the terms according to the purpose, and placing them into user supplied context for use by a user, the multivariate negotiations system being connected to the network;

    a destination terminal for a first user connected to the network, the destination terminal including software for sending and receiving terms along a communications path over the network which flows through the multivariate negotiations system;

    an initiating terminal for a second user connected to the network, the initiating terminal including software for sending and receiving terms along a communications path over the network which flows through the multivariate negotiations system, during iterative processing the automated negotiations engine recognizing the users at the destination terminal and the initiating terminal as negotiators and recognizing one of the users as a deciding entity, such automated negotiations engine further recognizing any changes in the terms and storing in the storage space the terms each terminal proposes, and recognizing the terminal to which proposed terms are being sent as the indicated terminal, sending terms to the indicated terminal, the automated negotiations engine indicating any changes in the terms until a set of terms is acted upon in a final manner by the deciding entity.

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