US 6,173,267 C1 (11,341st)
Method for product promotion
Laurie Cairns, Park Ridge, IL (US)
Filed by Laurie Cairns, Park Ridge, IL (US)
Assigned to CAIRNS HOLDINGS LLC, Chicago, IL (US)
Reexamination Request No. 90/012,264, Apr. 24, 2012.
Reexamination Certificate for Patent 6,173,267, issued Jan. 9, 2001, Appl. No. 09/028,718, Feb. 24, 1998.
Ex Parte Reexamination Certificate issued on Jul. 2, 2018.
Int. Cl. G06Q 30/00 (2012.01); G06Q 20/20 (2012.01); G06Q 30/02 (2012.01)
CPC G06Q 20/20 (2013.01) [G06Q 30/02 (2013.01); G06Q 30/0209 (2013.01); G06Q 30/0212 (2013.01); G06Q 30/0234 (2013.01); G06Q 30/0239 (2013.01); G06Q 30/0253 (2013.01); G06Q 30/0277 (2013.01)]
OG exemplary drawing
AS A RESULT OF REEXAMINATION, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THAT:
Claims 1-22 are cancelled.
1. A process for product promotion, comprising the steps of:
providing a product or service;
providing sweepstakes information with said product or service, said sweepstakes information directing a purchaser or potential purchaser to a network address and including a unique code, said sweepstakes information being provided by at least one of modification of packaging of said product or service or modification of said product or service or incorporation of a card or piece into said packaging;
providing a site at said network address;
receiving an inquiry by said purchaser or potential purchaser at said network address;
receiving said unique code from said purchaser or potential purchaser;
obtaining purchaser or potential purchaser information from said purchaser or potential purchaser; and
informing said purchaser or potential purchaser whether said purchaser or potential purchaser has won a prize based on said unique code while said purchaser or potential purchaser is
connected at said site.