06898570 is referenced by 111 patents and cites 64 patents.

A customer acquisition system is disclosed that allows an offeror service provider to acquire new customers by making acquisition offers to customers through the billing statements of other businesses (“billing statement issuers”). An “acquisition offer” is an offer by the offeror service provider to pay an amount owed by the customer to the billing statement issuer, or a portion thereof, provided the customer agrees to become a customer of the offeror service provider. Predetermined criteria are used to automatically include an acquisition offer for eligible potential new customers of the offeror service provider with a billing statement or on associated promotional materials, and allows the customer to accept the acquisition offer using the billing statement. The customer acquisition system optionally ensures that the customer is not an existing customer of the offeror service provider before extending an acquisition offer. The acquisition offers can be tailored to the amount owed by the customer, and targeted to customers based on financial, geographic or historical data.

Title
Billing statement customer acquistion system
Application Number
9/100684
Publication Number
6898570 (B1)
Application Date
June 19, 1998
Publication Date
May 24, 2005
Inventor
Jay S Walker
Ridgefield
CT, US
James A Jorasch
Stamford
CT, US
Daniel E Tedesco
New Canaan
CT, US
Agent
Dean P Alderucci
Assignee
Walker Digital
CT, US
IPC
G06F 003/02
G06F 015/21
B07C 001/00
G06F 017/00
G06F 017/60
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