Graphic-based electronic signature management system and method

  • US 8,677,256 B2
  • Filed: 11/06/2012
  • Issued: 03/18/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/29/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented system for managing an electronic signature comprising:

  • a data collector implemented by a processor, receives one or more information items;

    a signature builder that builds a graphic-based electronic signature based on at least one of the information items, the graphic-based electronic signature includes a set of icons, the set of icons of the graphic-based signature includes respective icons for at least an email contact information item, a webpage contact information item, and a social networking information item, wherein individual icons in the set of icons are respectively associated with at least one of the contact information items and the signature builder builds a single link associated with the graphic-based electronic signature for use as an electronic signature; and

    wherein individual icons in the set of icons of the graphic-based electronic signature are displayed adjacent to one another and said individual icons in the set of icons are configured to initiate a communication application when one of the icons is selected in order to communicate via the communication application using the information item associated with the selected icon; and

    wherein the signature builder is configured to access signature-related information stored remotely relative to the signature builder;

    wherein the communication application is a first communication application until a predetermined event after which the communication application is a second communication application wherein said predetermined event is associated with configuring a web address.

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