Competitive Procurement Patent Awarded to e-LYNXX
Anthony Hawks, e-LYNXX Chief Legal Officer said some companies may already be using this methodology since e-LYNXX filed the patent on Nov. 30, 1998. "During that ten-year period, it is conceivable that this approach to procurement may have been implemented somewhere, but our interest is to work with those organizations, because we see licensing use of this patent to be an attractive proposition for any entity that buys customized goods and services," he explained.
The Gindlesperger Method
U.S. Business Method Patent No. 7,451,106
Summary of process:
U.S. Patent No. 7,451,106 is a business method patent that applies to any electronic system of procuring customized goods or services that includes all of the following five activities:
PRE-QUALIFY SUPPLIERS: Store attributes of suppliers accepted into a buyer’s supplier pool;
ESTABLISH SPECIFICATIONS: Store specifications and other requirements for performing contract;
IDENTIFY BIDDING POOL: Automatically match supplier attributes with specifications and other requirements to identify suppliers qualified to perform contract;
SEEK BIDS: Send specifications and other requirements to identified suppliers;
PROCESS BIDS: Receive and communicate at least one bid response to buyer.
Examples of customized goods and services to which U.S. Patent No. 7,451,106 applies:
o print (e.g. direct mail, marketing materials, commercial print, labels and o product packaging)
o machined parts
o temporary staffing
o construction services
About William Gindlesperger
William Gindlesperger, founder, president and chief executive officer of e-LYNXX Corporation, is a nationally recognized entrepreneur, inventor, author and consultant in procurement and its positive impact on buyers through contribution pricing and on suppliers through excess capacity utilization and overhead absorption. He has testified before the U. S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration regarding government print and procurement policy. He also has worked directly with numerous Congressional and Senatorial members and staff and has advised Congress on the development, operations and future of GPO print procurement and the federal print program in general. Mr. Gindlesperger invented the methodology, known as The Gindlesperger Method, that optimizes cost reduction in the procurement of customized goods and services. He was granted two separate business method patents by the U. S. Patent Office, first on the competitive procurement of print, and then on the competitive procurement of all customized goods and services. A native of Chambersburg, Pa., Mr. Gindlesperger is a graduate of Dickinson College. He founded e-LYNXX Corporation, and its predecessor ABC Advisors, Inc., in 1975.