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A unified messaging solution and services platform is provided by utilizing the features and capabilities associated with instant messaging to locate a registered user, query the user for a proposed message disposition, and coordinate services among a plurality of communication devices, modes, and channels. A user proxy is registered to the user as a personal communication services platform. The user is able to define various rules for responding to received data and communications, the rules stored within a rules database servicing the communication services platform. Instant messaging is used for communications between the user and the communication services platform's user proxy.

Title
Assignable associate priorities for user-definable instant messaging buddy groups
Application Number
9/391937
Publication Number
6301609 (B1)
Application Date
September 8, 1999
Publication Date
October 9, 2001
Inventor
Gregory James Xikes
Chatham
NJ, US
Rangamani Sundar
Freehold
NJ, US
Robert F Henrick
Basking Ridge
NJ, US
Murali Aravamudan
Murray Hill
NJ, US
Agent
Guy H Eriksen
US
Assignee
Lucent Technologies
NJ, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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