06243691 is referenced by 452 patents and cites 37 patents.

A system and method for conducting a multi-person, interactive auction, in a variety of formats, without using a human auctioneer to conduct the auction. The system is preferably implemented in software. The system allows a group of bidders to interactively place bids over a computer or communications network. Those bids are recorded by the system and the bidders are updated with the current auction status information. When appropriate, the system closes the auction from further bidding and notifies the winning bidders and losers as to the auction outcome.

Title
Method and system for processing and transmitting electronic auction information
Application Number
8/624259
Publication Number
6243691 (B1)
Application Date
March 29, 1996
Publication Date
June 5, 2001
Inventor
Samuel Jerrold Kaplan
Hillsborough
CA, US
Alan S Fisher
Fremont
CA, US
Agent
Crosby Heafey Roach & May
US
Agent
Adam H Tachner
US
Assignee
Onsale
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/60
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