07962414 is referenced by 64 patents and cites 199 patents.

An improved interactive network system is provided that allows the Network Operator to control the transfer of information to and from the network end users, the system preferably using triggers or markers embedded within the programming broadcast to users via the network. As a consequence of this system, the Network Operator is able to efficiently garner revenues from third parties transacting business over the network and to control the look and feel of programming offered to network users. Additionally the system can be used as a means of limiting network access, filtering programming, providing on-screen graphics or audible signals for particular programming types or providers, bookmarking programming, profiling network users, targeting advertising, and simplifying network transactions.

Title
Method and system for controlling and auditing content/service systems
Application Number
9/636393
Publication Number
7962414 (B1)
Application Date
August 9, 2000
Publication Date
June 14, 2011
Inventor
Stephen M Johnson
Burbank
CA, US
Joaquin Fernandez Silva
Manhattan Beach
CA, US
L Dane Elliott
Hermosa Beach
CA, US
Nizar Allibhoy
Northridge
CA, US
Agent
Joel M Fogelson
Vincent E Duffy
Robert D Shedd
Assignee
Thomson Licensing
FR
IPC
G06F 21/00
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