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Performing Electronic application process by a proxy

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015977D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jun-23
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a solution for an online application performed by a proxy. In a traditional paper application, the common process is where the applicant writes a letter of attorney with his/her signature, directly hands the paper to the proxy, and the proxy makes the application attached with the letter of attorney. On the other hand, in an online application, the applicant creates an electronic letter of attorney and signs the letter instead with a digital signature. However, this leaves the problem of how to securely hand the letter of attorney to the proxy. This problem could be solved by registering the letter of attorney at the goverment office, before the application. This solution can deal with both electronic/paper letter of attorney.