07035923 is referenced by 159 patents and cites 104 patents.

The present invention provides a presence system capable of monitoring state information, communication capabilities, or a combination thereof derived from a plurality of sources over any number of disparate networks. The state information bears on the presence or availability of the user and may take many forms. The communication capabilities relate to a potential method by which one can communicate with the user. Based on a profile provided by the user, the presence system evaluates the state information or communication capabilities from one or more sources to create presence information, including a preferred method or a prioritized list of methods by which to communicate with the user. The presence information is then delivered to subscribers of the presence information.

Title
Presence information specifying communication preferences
Application Number
10/119783
Publication Number
7035923 (B1)
Application Date
April 10, 2002
Publication Date
April 25, 2006
Inventor
Samuel H Christie IV
Cary
NC, US
Steve J McKinnon
Cary
NC, US
John H Yoakum
Cary
NC, US
Agent
Withrow & Terranova PLLC
Assignee
Nortel Networks
CA
IPC
G06F 15/173
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