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Patent Application Titled "System and Method for a Curator Recommended Sale of Commodities" Published Online

August 28, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Politics & Government Week -- According to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by VerticalNews journalists, a patent application by the inventor OH, Jong-Hoon (Seoul, KR), filed on March 15, 2013, was made available online on August 14, 2014.

No assignee for this patent application has been made.

Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The present disclosure relates to a curator recommended sale system and method, and more particularly, to a curator recommended sale system and method in which, when a vendor registers commodities for sale and a curator evaluates the commodities for sale in an e-commerce site and recommends commodities based on a result of the evaluation, a purchaser who has selected the curator purchases the recommended commodities by the curator.

"With the development of the Internet, e-commerce is actively carried out in the Internet. Internet shopping occupies most of e-commerce. Lots of people access a variety of Internet shopping malls and purchase their desired commodities.

"Numerous Internet shopping malls handle various types and huge number of commodities. People have difficulty in purchasing their desired commodities among the huge number of commodities based on pieces of oversupplied information.

"In general, netizens purchase commodities with reference to basic information on the commodities and reviews of the commodities by others. As power bloggers recently appear in the Internet, netizens are increasingly purchasing commodities with reference to reviews of the commodities or recommended contents that are posted in the blogs of the power bloggers.

"It is, however, difficult for netizens to refer to the blogs of power bloggers because the blogs are scattered all over the Internet. Furthermore, in most cases, the contents of a blog are not suitable for specific netizens from a viewpoint of the preferences, and life styles of the netizens.

"Furthermore, since the activities of a blogger are chiefly attributed to his/her interest or self-contentment, a buyer does not compensate the blogger for any purchase attributable to the blog of the blogger, and statistics of purchases attributable to the blogs have not been known.

"In addition, in the case of a shopping mall where a variety of product groups are sold, merchandising for sale promotion is inefficient and a cost therefor is increased according to an increase in the scale of the shopping mall."

In addition to obtaining background information on this patent application, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent application: "The present disclosure provides a sale management server configured to receive commodities for sale from a vendor terminal, receive recommended commodities by a curator based on the commodities of a vendor from a curator terminal, and provide the recommended commodities by a curator to a terminal of a purchaser selecting the curator, and process payment on a recommended commodity when a purchase request for the recommended commodity is made by the purchaser terminal.

"The foregoing summary is illustrative only and is not intended to be in any way limiting. In addition to the illustrative aspects, embodiments, and features described above, further aspects, embodiments, and features will become apparent by reference to the drawings and the following detailed description.


"FIG. 1 shows a schematic configuration of a curator recommended sale system in accordance with the present disclosure.

"FIG. 2 shows a block diagram of a sale management server in accordance with the present disclosure.

"FIG. 3 is a signal flowchart illustrating a recommendation sale in the curator recommended sale system in accordance with the present disclosure.

"FIG. 4 is a signal flowchart illustrating how curators associate with each other in the curator recommended sale system in accordance with the present disclosure."

For more information, see this patent application: OH, Jong-Hoon. System and Method for a Curator Recommended Sale of Commodities. Filed March 15, 2013 and posted August 14, 2014. Patent URL:

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