06253202 is referenced by 169 patents and cites 28 patents.

A method of authorizing a user profile access request includes the step of detecting the access request from an inquiring user to access a user profile of a target user. Responsive to the detected access request, an authorization request is automatically generated and sent to the target user. In response to the authorization request, the target user may then authorize access to his or her user profile by the inquiring user. Of course, the target user may also decline access to the relevant user profile.

Title
Method, system and apparatus for authorizing access by a first user to a knowledge profile of a second user responsive to an access request from the first user
Application Number
9/156468
Publication Number
6253202 (B1)
Application Date
September 18, 1998
Publication Date
June 26, 2001
Inventor
David L Gilmour
Los Altos Hills
CA, US
Agent
Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
US
Assignee
Tacit Knowledge Systems
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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