Los Angeles, CA asked in Patents (Intellectual Property) for California

Q: hello, would you help me understand this abstract?

A method for interpreting user submitted coupon images is described. A coupon image is received over a network from a user. The coupon image is associated with a coupon. A server system processes the received coupon image to identify one or more coupon matching characteristics. The one or more coupon matching characteristics are compared to historical coupon data stored in a coupon database. Matching coupon data is returned to the user if a coupon matching the one or more coupon matching characteristics is found in the coupon database. The received coupon image is transmitted for human assisted processing if a coupon matching the one or more coupon matching characteristics is not found in the coupon database.

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Liliana Di Nola-Baron
Liliana Di Nola-Baron
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  • Patents Lawyer
  • Washington, DC

A: The invention is about a method to electronically read coupons and match them with coupons stored in a database or send them to real persons to be matched if there is no match in the database.

Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn
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  • Patents Lawyer
  • Chapel Hill, NC

A: Do not worry about the abstract. The only thing that matters is what is in the issued claims.

Floyd Edwin Ivey
Floyd Edwin Ivey
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  • Patents Lawyer
  • Kennewick, WA

A: Go to Google Patents and read the entire patent.

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