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  • 1. US008543515B2 (12) Ulllted States Patent (10) Patent N0.: McGovern et a]. (54) US 8,543,515 B2 (45) Date of Patent: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SOCIAL 5,681,046 A RECRUITING 5,754,939 A 5,832,497 A (75) Inventors: Robert McGovern, Chevy Chase, MD i Sep. 24, 2013 10/1997 Lawrence 5/1998 HerZ et al. 11/1998 Taylor Rigger et al't 31 (US); Richard Ellinger, Great Falls, VA 59659 51 A (Us); Matthew HagoPian, MGM/an’ VA 6,049,776 A 4/2000 Donnelly 61:11. (U$);J0I1athan Krosschell, Vlenna, VA (US); Margaret Padalino, Herndon, VA 6,052,122 A 6,115,709 A 4/2000 Sutcliffe 61:11. 9/2000 Gilmour et al. (US) 6,126,448 A 10/2000 H0 et al. 6,144,964 A 11/2000 Breese et al. (73) Assignee: Career Management Solutions, LLC, 6,154,753 A 11/2000 McFarland Of Prussia, 6,213,780 B1 4/2001 HO et al. 6,272,467 B1 8/2001 Durand et al. (*) Notice: Subject to any disclaimer, the term ofthis patent is extended or adjusted under 35 6,275,812 B1 6,289,340 B1 0 6,301,579 B1 6,370,510 B1 _ 6,385,620 B1 (21) Appl' NO" 13/400’961 (22) Filed Feb 21 2012 . . (65) 6,405,197 B2 6,457,005 B1 , R l 6 ate Dec. 27, 2012 dUs A ' ' l_ _ (52) am (58) 5/2002 KurZius et al. 6/2002 Gilmour 9/2002 Torrey tion N0. 20090228297. (Continued) (2012 01) Primary Examiner * Samica L Norman us CL USPC 4/2002 McGovern et a1. K&L Gates LLP, Dec. 21, 2009 Regarding U.S. Published Applica (60) ggoéigilolnal application No. 61/446,813, ?led on Feb. (51) lGnott'sgl'lo/oo 55/2001 Haq et a1~ 9/2001 Pumm et a1~ 10/2001 Becker OTHER PUBLICATIONS D PP ‘canon ' (Continued) Prior Publication Data Us 2012/0330822 A1 10,1999 Qfm?zem e (74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm * Pepper Hamilton LLP ........................................... .. 705/321; 705/10 Field of Classi?cation Search USPC .................................................. .. 705/321, 10 (57) See apphcanon ?le for Complete Search hlstory' A system for social recruiting including an employment sys References Cited tern server including a user database, Where the user database U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS includes a recruiter pro?le and a job seeker pro?le, and a recruiter network for the recruiter pro?le includes the (56) 5,164,897 5,224,173 5,416,694 5,592,375 A A A A 11/1992 6/1993 5/1995 1/1997 ABSTRACT recruiter pro?le associated With the job seeker pro?le. Clark et a1. Kuhns et al. Parish et al. Salmon et al. 13 Claims, 18 Drawing Sheets Dnpluy Available Raclulral Dhalay Avliahb Recnmar Netwcrkl Based on Malm'ng Nmwmks mu an Jobs Match un =3 Nelwmk 0mm Diplay Avaiabis mm! Networks m Ruoeivu Requssi u: Join Nélwurk .l Rsquesl is (av House Network? 1125 Transmit mum to NBIWOIK'! Recrum m Rama Raclulare D5051!!! a“ Request m Add Jnb 5m’ in Newark .6. Remove Network From Displayed Network 1, m
  • 2. US 8,543,515 B2 Page 2 References Cited Notice of Allowance dated Sep. 15, 2010 received in copending US. U.S. PATENT DOCUMENTS Non-Final Of?ce Action dated Mar. 9, 2009 received in copending (56) 6,564,188 6,606,480 6,618,746 6,662,194 6,690,918 B2 B1 B2 B1 B2 5/2003 8/2003 9/2003 12/2003 2/2004 Hartman et al. L’Allier et al. Desai et al. Joao Evans et al. 6,735,570 6,757,674 6,785,469 6,904,407 7,092,952 7,099,872 7,191,139 7,212,985 7,505,919 B1 B2 B1 B2 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 5/2004 6/2004 8/2004 6/2005 8/2006 8/2006 3/2007 5/2007 3/2009 Lacy et al. Wiens et al. Ide et al. RitZel Wilens Carpenter et al. Roy et al. Sciuk Richardson 3/2010 5/2012 Sheperd ........................ .. 705/10 Sahagun et al. ............ .. 705/321 2010/0057535 A1* 2012/0109837 A1* OTHER PUBLICATIONS StaffCV Core FGMTUIGSiDOWIIlOQClGCl from Web.archive.org on Aug. 1, 2010. Notice of Allowance dated May 3, 2012 received in copending US. Appl. No. 11/104,142. Notice of Allowance dated Aug. 3, 2010 received in copending US. Appl. No. 11/104,142. Non-Final Of?ce Action dated Apr. 14, 2009 received in copending US. Appl. No. 11/104,142. Advisory Action dated Dec. 4, 2008 received in copending US . Appl. Appl. No. 11/331,672. US. Appl. No. 11/331,672. Non-Final Of?ce Action dated Mar. 29, 2010 received in copending US. Appl. No. 11/331,672. Non-Final Of?ce Action dated Apr. 20, 2007 received in copending US. Appl. No. 11/331,672. Advisory Action dated Feb. 21, 2013 received in copending US. Appl. No. 11/331,672. Advisory Action dated May 13, 2010 received in copending US. Appl. No. 11/689,329. Final Of?ce Action dated Oct. 27, 2009 received in copending US. Appl. No. 11/689,329. Final Of?ce Action dated Nov. 21, 2012 received in copending US. Appl. No. 11/689,329. Non-Final Of?ce Action dated May 8, 2009 received in copending US. Appl. No. 11/689,329. Non-Final Of?ce Action dated Oct. 11, 2011 received in copending US. Appl. No. 11/689,329. Notice of Allowance dated Sep. 10, 2010 received in copending US. Appl. No. 11/835,758. Non-Final Of?ce Action dated Oct. 5, 2009 received in copending US. Appl. No. 11/835,758. Final Of?ce Action dated Mar. 27, 2012 received in copending US. Appl. No. 12/478,299. Non-Final Of?ce Action dated Oct. 12, 2011 received in copending US. Appl. No. 12/478,299. Non-Final Of?ce Action dated Mar. 8, 2012 received in copending No. 11/331,672. US. Appl. No. 12/415,567. Appl. No. 11/331,672. US. Appl. No. 12/415,567. Appl. No. 11/331,672. US. Appl. No. 12/415,567. Appl. No. 11/331,672. * cited by examiner Final Of?ce Action dated Mar. 7, 2008 received in copending US. Final Of?ce Action dated Aug. 20, 2008 received in copending US. Final Of?ce Action dated Sep. 17, 2009 received in copending US. Non-Final Of?ce Action dated Oct. 3, 2012 received in copending Non-Final Of?ce Action dated Dec. 22, 2010 received in copending
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  • 11. US. Patent Sep. 24, 2013 Sheet 14 0f 18 US 8,543,515 B2 A Boost from Marc stern ire: } Hello Francis, lsaw this opening and thought of you. Check it out! Marc Security Guard _ _ ifierpm'ate SafetyF'Secmity in New ‘f'erk Netw?rkmg at Jubfex Hi, I am interested in ?nding someone for a security With JUbfUK-JUL'IH gain access guard position to an exclusiye group of employers and recruiters in your ?eld ofinterest from your area or all oyerthe world. r Hear about open positions from employers and recruiters in advance it Create alliances with employers that appeal to you Q Get rewards for referring friends and colleagues to a position W FIG. '15
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