07305365 is referenced by 44 patents and cites 34 patents.

A system and method for providing location information associated with a location owner to location consumers. A location server includes an owner profile for controlling access to the owner's location information. The owner profile contains a time period during which particular location consumers are authorized to access location information associated with the location owner. In response to a location consumer requesting the location owner's location information, the location server determines whether the request lies within the time period associated with the location consumer. If the request lies within the time period associated with the location consumer, the location server obtains location information from a location provider and transmits the location information to the location consumer.

Title
System and method for controlling access to location information
Application Number
10/184467
Publication Number
7305365 (B1)
Application Date
June 27, 2002
Publication Date
December 4, 2007
Inventor
Rajesh M Rao
Sammamish
WA, US
Stephen L Lawler
Redmond
WA, US
Harvinder S Bhela
Woodinville
WA, US
Agent
Christensen O Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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