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Patent Title: Method and device utilizing polymorphic data in e-commerce

Assignee: Open Invention Network, LLC
Patent Number: US6993506
Issue Date: 01-31-2006
Application Number: 730489
File Date:12-05-2000

Abstract: An aspect of the present invention includes a protocol for conveying data during an e-commerce session with a polymorphic response, comprising initiating a session with a message from a buyer application to a broker application and a session identifier assigned by the broker application; conducting the session between the buyer application and a supplier application; and concluding the session with a additional message which includes a schema identifier for the additional message, resolvable in a context of a system identifier; and a polymorphic response comprising a type and a version, wherein the polymorphic response includes additional data elements corresponding to values assigned to the type and version.


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