System for concurrent optimization of business economics and customer value

  • US 8,145,536 B1
  • Filed: 10/31/2007
  • Issued: 03/27/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/24/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A computer-implemented system to provide options on products, comprising:

  • a. a data processor being adapted to receive at least one input from a customer for an option to upgrade and in response to receiving that input, to deliver to a customer a conditional option for an upgrade of a product from a company wherein the customer is required to relinquish at least one right in order to receive the upgrade;

    b. a data processor being adapted to record said option and its relinquishment in a computer readable data store;

    c. a data processor being adapted to receive at least one other input and in response to said other input automatically upgrading the customer if conditions on said option are satisfied, wherein the customer'"'"'s acceptance of said option includes acceptance of conditions and confers upon the company a right to enforce said relinquishment on the customer and to provide the upgrade; and

    d. a data processor being adapted to record said upgrade in a computer readable data store.

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