Enhanced phone-based collaboration

  • US RE42,883 E1
  • Filed: 12/13/2007
  • Issued: 11/01/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/08/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for transitioning from an existing telephone call to a real-time collaboration session in a system including a telephone network for establishing connections between users and a data network for establishing data sharing sessions between said users, each of said users having an associated user access and presentation device, said data network including an enhanced phone based collaboration (EPC) application, and at least one of said users subscribing to said enhanced phone based collaboration application, said method including the step of comprising:

  • responsive to said one user on an existing telephone call userclicking on a control button on said user'"'"'s associated device, a server in a telephone network invoking the operation of said EPC application solely by clicking on a control button on said user'"'"'s associated device to cause said enhanced phone based collaboration to add the collaboration session to the existing telephone call between said users without the users exchanging collaboration session idnetifiers identifiers.

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