A VERY big shout of congratulations goes out to Chandra Bodapati (et al) for receiving a patent on "methods and systems for determining email addresses." How cool is that?! I hope, hope, hope to interview him online about this soon. (fingers crossed)
In the meantime, I can only speculate what this means to all of the other recruiting tools on the market today. Will they have to pay Chandra a royalty if their tools work the way eGrabber products do? Will this slow down (or stop altogether) competing products from entering the market or, will they simply come up with new ways that do not infringe upon Chandra's patent? For that matter, will it just be that competing products will do everything else but find free emails when sourcing leads?
Another consideration? I am over-thinking it. Chances are that I am. What do you think? Is this as big a deal as I think it is? Let me know your thoughts.
Read the patent in detail here: http://tinyurl.com/mkomm2x
Jim - Thank you for the note. WIll be more than willing to talk to you more in detail about the patent we just received.. "Methods and systems for determining email addresses"
See patent http://tinyurl.com/mkomm2x
Here are some relevant notes...
I believe a recruiter does not need an high IQ to find email Address of a candidate or a prospect.
They just need the ability to remember couple of dozen techniques & Scripts
"experts" tend to find email ID faster because, they know which of the techniques to use first.
Freshers usually try a few of the scripts in random and give up because it is very time-consuming to get results,
At eGrabber, we included many of scripts that several top sourcers use into one product called "Account Researcher".
When a beginning or expert sourcer enters name/company - Our Product-expert runs through all the scripts sequenced in an expert format - many running in parallel - to get you the email ID if it exists. If their email is not available, it will try to find email of colleagues closest to where your prospect and projects a statistically most accurate email-ID for the person.
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