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Scott M Werndorfer, Kevin W Kurtz: System and method for managing contacts in an instant messaging environment. Cerulean Studios, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, September 25, 2007: US07275215 (186 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented method is described for instant messaging comprising: categorizing two or more instant messaging contact names into a single meta contact; receiving a request to transmit an instant message directed to the meta contact; selecting one of the two or more instant messaging contac ...


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Scott M Werndorfer, Kevin W Kurtz: System and method for managing contacts in an instant messaging environment. Cerulean Studios, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, December 8, 2009: US07631266 (17 worldwide citation)

A computer-implemented method is described for instant messaging comprising: categorizing two or more instant messaging contact names into a single meta contact; receiving a request to transmit an instant message directed to the meta contact; selecting one of the two or more instant messaging contac ...


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Scott M Werndorfer, Kevin W Kurtz: Apparatus and method for generating audio and graphical animations in an instant messaging environment. Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, February 5, 2004: US20040024822-A1

A computer-implemented method is described comprising: associating a first sound with a first character string on an instant messaging client; monitoring incoming or outgoing instant messages for the first character string; and upon detecting the first character string, generating the sound on the i ...


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Scott M Werndorfer, Kevin W Kurtz: System and method for managing contacts in an instant messaging environment. Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 29, 2004: US20040017396-A1

A computer-implemented method is described for instant messaging comprising: categorizing two or more instant messaging contact names into a single meta contact; receiving a request to transmit an instant message directed to the meta contact; selecting one of the two or more instant messaging contac ...


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Scott M Werndorfer, Kevin W Kurtz: System and method for managing contacts in an instant messaging environment. Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, January 24, 2008: US20080021970-A1

A computer-implemented method is described for instant messaging comprising: categorizing two or more instant messaging contact names into a single meta contact; receiving a request to transmit an instant message directed to the meta contact; selecting one of the two or more instant messaging contac ...


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Scott M Werndorfer, Kevin W Kurtz: System and method for managing contacts in an instant messaging environment. Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, May 22, 2008: US20080120387-A1

A computer-implemented method is described for instant messaging comprising: categorizing two or more instant messaging contact names into a single meta contact; receiving a request to transmit an instant message directed to the meta contact; selecting one of the two or more instant messaging contac ...



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