Intellectual Property

In today’s business environment, it is essential for customers to know that their business-critical vendors have the intellectual property (IP) to support their product offerings. FPX is the only product configuration provider with the proven patents that broadly cover the configuration space. FPX applications are covered by the pioneer patents in the configuration space.

EXPERTISE

 

Turning insights into innovation.

Since 1983, history traces FPX as the inventor of the product configuration solution. Over the years, we have spent in excess of $200 million on R&D. Today, we are shaping the multi-tenant SaaS configuration market and continue to be innovators with our new solutions. Although, it is expensive in terms of time, talent and dollars to accumulate and maintain this level of IP protection for our products and customers, it is essential in today’s world.

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  • The methods by which product and pricing configuration is effected across any platform
  • Proposal generation (the physical presentation that your sales people generate for your customers)
  • Website functionality
  • Secure communications
  • Sales force automation
  • eCommerce and every other key aspect of the technology solution that FPX provides its customers

FPX Owned and Licensed Patents

  • USP #
  • TITLE
  • ISSUE DATE
  • 5,283,865
  • Computer-assisted parts sales system
  • Feb. 1, 1994
  • 5,367,627
  • Computer-assisted parts sales method
  • Nov. 22, 1994
  • 5,493,490
  • Electronic proposal preparation system for selling vehicles
  • Feb. 20, 1996
  • 5,615,342
  • Electronic proposal preparation system
  • Mar. 25, 1997
  • 5,625,776
  • Electronic proposal preparation system for selling computer equipment and copy machines
  • Apr. 29, 1997
  • 5,758,331
  • Computer-assisted sales system for utilities
  • May 26, 1998
  • 6,067,525
  • Integrated computerized sales force automation system
  • May 23, 2000
  • 6,141,658
  • Computer system and method for managing sales information
  • Oct. 31, 2000
  • 6,169,979
  • Computer-assisted sales system for utilities
  • Jan. 2, 2001
  • 5,283,865
  • Computer-assisted parts sales system
  • Feb. 1, 1994
  • 5,367,627
  • Computer-assisted parts sales method
  • Nov. 22, 1994
  • 6,182,059
  • Automatic electronic message interpretation and routing system
  • Jan. 30, 2001
  • 6,278,996
  • System and method for message process and response
  • Aug. 21, 2001
  • 6,411,947
  • Automatic message interpretation and routing system
  • Jun. 25, 2002
  • 6,438,547
  • Computer-readable data product for managing sales information
  • Aug. 20, 2002
  • 6,453,302
  • Computer generated presentation system
  • Sept. 17, 2002
  • 6,577,962
  • System and method for forecasting energy usage load
  • Jun. 10, 2003
  • 6,636,893
  • Web bridged energy management system and method
  • Oct. 21, 2003
  • 7,516,088
  • Sales force automation and method
  • Apr. 7, 2009
  • 7,519,549
  • Inventory sales system and method
  • Apr. 14, 2009
  • 6,859,699
  • Network-based method and system for distributing data
  • Feb. 22, 2005
  • 6,278,996
  • System and method for message process and response
  • Aug. 21, 2001
  • 6,178,362
  • Energy management system and method
  • Jan. 23, 2001
  • 6,233,564
  • Merchandising using consumer information from surveys
  • May 15, 2001
  • 5,483,049
  • Coupon exchanging and check writing system
  • Jan. 9, 1996
  • 5,111,927
  • Automated recycling machine
  • May 12, 1992
  • 6,497,360
  • Prompt coupon reimbursement after coupon redemption
  • Dec. 24, 2002
  • 6,177,932
  • Method and apparatus for network based customer service
  • Jan. 23, 2001
  • 6,289,340
  • Consultant matching system and method for selecting candidates from a candidate pool by adjusting skill values
  • Sept. 11, 2001
  • 6,199,067
  • System and method for generating personalized user profiles and for utilizing the generated user profiles to perform adaptive internet searches
  • Mar 6, 2001
  • 6,067,525
  • Integrated computerized sales force automation system
  • May 23, 2000
  • 6,941,305
  • Customer management system for automobile sales industry
  • Sept. 6, 2005
  • 5,412,730
  • Encrypted data transmission system employing means for randomly altering the encryption keys
  • May 2, 1995
  • 6,119,102
  • MRP system with viewable master production schedule
  • Sept. 12, 2000
  • 5,623,637
  • Encrypted data storage card including smartcard integrated circuit for storing an access password and encryption keys
  • Apr. 22, 1997
  • 4,853,850
  • Vehicle computer diagnostic interface apparatus
  • Aug. 1, 1989
  • 5,659,680
  • PC compatible modular based diagnostic system
  • Aug. 19, 1997
  • 7,043,320
  • Method and apparatus for planning a manufacturing schedule using an adaptive learning process
  • May 9, 2006
  • 7,406,359
  • Method for calculating a transition preference value between first and second manufacturing object attributes
  • Jul. 29, 2008
  • 7,084,735
  • Remote vehicle security system
  • Aug. 1, 2006
  • 4,942,356
  • Modular electronic device
  • Jul. 17, 1990
  • 7,089,127
  • Integrated battery service system
  • Aug. 8, 2006
  • 6,512,361
  • 14/42-volt automotive circuit tester
  • Jan. 28, 2003
  • 6,981,222
  • End-to-end transaction processing and statusing system and method
  • Dec. 27, 2005
  • 6,917,304
  • Wireless mutliplex data transmission system
  • Jul. 12, 2005