Patent Number: 6,310,941

Title: Method and apparatus for facilitating tiered collaboration

Abstract: An apparatus comprising a storage medium having stored therein a plurality of programming instructions and an execution unit is presented. The execution unit, coupled to the storage medium, executes the plurality of programming instructions to implement a hierarchy of collaboration services enabling collaboration between a client computer and a collaboration partner, including a service to determine the system attributes of the client computer and to select an appropriate collaboration service from the hierarchy of collaboration services commensurate with the determined system attributes of the client computer and enabling a collaboration session between the client computer and the collaboration partner.

Inventors: Crutcher; Paul D. (Hillsboro, OR), Sponaugle; Jeffrey B. (Hillsboro, OR), Simon; Al J. (Hillsboro, OR), Cassezza; Jason L. (Tigard, OR), Mirashrafi; Mojtaba (Portland, OR), Keeler; Kenneth L. (Hillsboro, OR), Pendse; Ajit B. (Portland, OR)

Assignee: ITXC, Inc.

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101); H04L 29/12 (20060101); H04L 29/08 (20060101); H04L 29/06 (20060101); H04M 7/00 (20060101); H04M 3/22 (20060101); H04M 3/51 (20060101); H04M 3/50 (20060101); H04M 7/12 (20060101); H04M 3/42 (20060101); H04M 001/64 (); H04M 003/42 (); H04M 003/00 (); H04L 012/50 (); H04L 012/28 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018