05794219 is referenced by 798 patents and cites 9 patents.

A method of conducting an on-line auction that permits individual bidders to pool bids during a bidding session. The auction is conducted over a computer network that includes a central computer, a number of remote computers, and communication lines connecting the remote computers to the central computer. A number of bidding groups are registered in the central computer, each bidding group having a total bid for the item being auctioned. Bids entered from the remote computers are received in the central computer, each bid including a bid amount and a bid designation. Each bid amount is contributed to the total bid of the bidding group indicated by the bid designation. The bidding group having the largest total bid at the end of the bidding session wins the item being auctioned.

Title
Method of conducting an on-line auction with bid pooling
Application Number
8/603131
Publication Number
5794219
Application Date
February 20, 1996
Publication Date
August 11, 1998
Inventor
Stephen J Brown
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Luhen Intellectual Property Services
Assignee
Health Hero Network
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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