07584123 is referenced by 79 patents and cites 288 patents.

The present invention is related to electronically allocating finite or limited resources. In an embodiment, a computer system is configured to receive bids over a network from a first plurality of users for a limited number of units, the bids including associated bid amounts. A data store is operable to store the bid amounts. Program code is stored in computer readable memory and is configured to determine which bids are winning bids, determine a unit price for units associated with the winning bids, wherein the unit price associated with the winning bids is based on the lowest winning bid amount, and units can be tickets.

Title
Systems for dynamically allocating finite or unique resources
Application Number
11/100336
Publication Number
7584123 (B1)
Application Date
April 6, 2005
Publication Date
September 1, 2009
Inventor
Sean Moriarty
Pasadena
CA, US
Craig Mclane
South Pasadena
CA, US
Adam Sussman
Los Angeles
CA, US
Happy Kush
Venice
CA, US
Dennis Denker
Scottsdale
AZ, US
Shigeki Hirose
Sammamish
WA, US
Brendan Ross
Toronto
CA
Andrew Karonis
Europort
GI
Agent
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear
Assignee
Ticketmaster
CA, US
IPC
G06Q 30/00
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