Methods and systems for organizing meetings

CAFC
  • US 8,312,091 B2
  • Filed: 07/15/2011
  • Issued: 11/13/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/23/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for organizing a meeting, occurring at a physical meeting location, using software executing on a computer system, the method comprising:

  • storing meeting information associated with the meeting, the meeting information including a database listing the physical meeting location and attendees of the meeting, the attendees registered to attend the meeting at the physical meeting location and including a first attendee and a second attendee;

    associating first and second ones of the attendees with respective first and second primary electronic addresses;

    assigning a first personal proxy to the first one of the attendees and a second personal proxy to the second one of the attendees, the first personal proxy having a first personal proxy mailbox and first personal storage space and the second personal proxy having a second personal proxy mailbox and second personal storage space;

    wherein the first and second personal proxy mailboxes allow the first and second ones of the attendees to send messages to one another and to receive messages from one another without divulging their respective first and second primary electronic addresses;

    communicating with a first wireless device of the first attendee and a second wireless device of the second attendee to convey updated meeting information, the updated meeting information including an updated attendee list;

    receiving, from the first attendee, a message directed to the second personal proxy mailbox; and

    directing the message to the second attendee using the second primary electronic address.

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