(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication oo) Pub. No.: US 2006/0229940 Al
Grossman (43) Pub. Date: Oct. 12,2006
(54) METHOD OF DISTRIBUTING PRINTED ADVERTISING
(76) Inventor: James Grossman, Westport, CT (US)
RICHARD I. SAMUEL
GOODWIN PROCTER L.L.P
599 LEXINGTON AVE.
NEW YORK, NY 10022 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 11/365,003
(22) Filed: Feb. 28, 2006
Related U.S. Application Data
(63) Continuation of application No. 09/560,836, filed on Apr. 28, 2000.
(51) Int. CI.
G06Q 30/00 (2006.01)
A method and system for distributing printed advertising. Printed advertising may be pre-printed on printable paper sheets and leaving a printable field free of printed advertising on each of the plurality of sheets. The partially-printed paper is distributed to a plurality of users. Users access a website to confirm acquisition of the partially-printed paper. The website records usage of the partially-printed paper and increases a credit account associated with the user based on usage of the partially-printed paper. In an alternate method, the printed advertisement is formatted for marginal printing on printable paper sheets by a user's printer when a registered user downloads printed information via the Internet. A website records printing of the advertising information formatted for marginal printing and increases a credit account associated with the user based on printing of the advertising information formatted for marginal printing.