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Marc Alaia, David J Becker, Anthony F Bernard, Daniel C Heckmann, Sam E Kinney Jr, Glen T Meakem, Vincent F Rago, Jason Reneau, Frederick W Roberts, William D Rupp, Robert G Stevens: Method and system for bidding in electronic auctions using flexible bidder-determined line-item guidelines. Freemarkets Online, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, March 6, 2001: US06199050 (177 worldwide citation)

A method and system for conducting electronic auctions is described. A dynamic lot closing extension feature avoids collisions in closing times of multiple lots by dynamically extending the closing time of a subsequent lot if a preceding lot's closing time is extended to be too close to the sub ...


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Marc Alaia, David J Becker, Anthony F Bernard, Daniel C Heckmann, Sam E Kinney Jr, Glen T Meakem, Vincent F Rago, Jason Reneau, Frederick W Roberts, William D Rupp, Robert G Stevens: Method and system for controlling closing times of electronic auctions involving multiple lots. FreeMarkets, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, May 8, 2001: US06230146 (144 worldwide citation)

A method and system for conducting electronic auctions is described. A dynamic lot closing extension feature avoids collisions in closing times of multiple lots by dynamically extending the closing time of a subsequent lot if a preceding lot's closing time is extended to be too close to the sub ...


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Sam E Kinney Jr, Vincent F Rago, Glen T Meakem, Robert G Stevens, David J Becker, Anthony F Bernard, William D Rupp, Daniel C Heckmann, Julia L Rickert, David M Sobie: Method and system for differential index bidding in online auctions. FreeMarkets, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, May 13, 2003: US06564192 (106 worldwide citation)

A method and system for conducting electronic online auctions between a plurality of potential bidders using differential index bidding is disclosed. The originator of the auction specifies one or more indexes as the basis for establishing a competitive price point. The index can be a published mark ...


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Marc Alaia, David J Becker, Sam E Kinney Jr, Vincent F Rago, William D Rupp: Method and system for controlling bidding in electronic auctions using bidder-specific bid limitations. FreeMarkets, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, December 24, 2002: US06499018 (71 worldwide citation)

A method and system for conducting electronic auctions is described. A dynamic lot closing extension feature avoids collisions in closing times of multiple lots by dynamically extending the closing time of a subsequent lot if a preceding lot's closing time is extended to be too close to the sub ...


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Marc Alaia, David J Becker, Sam E Kinney Jr, Vincent F Rago, William D Rupp, Robert G Stevens: Method and system for maintaining the integrity of electronic auctions using a configurable bid monitoring agent. FreeMarkets, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, June 18, 2002: US06408283 (68 worldwide citation)

A method and system for conducting electronic auctions is described. A dynamic lot closing extension feature avoids collisions in closing times of multiple lots by dynamically extending the closing time of a subsequent lot if a preceding lot's closing time is extended to be too close to the sub ...


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Marc Alaia, David J Becker, Anthony F Bernard, Daniel C Heckmann, Sam E Kinney Jr, Glen T Meakem, Vincent F Rago, Jason Reneau, Frederick W Roberts, William D Rupp, Robert G Stevens: Method and system for controlling the initiation and duration of overtime intervals in electronic auctions. FreeMarkets, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, April 10, 2001: US06216114 (59 worldwide citation)

A method and system for conducting electronic auctions is described. A mic lot closing extension feature avoids collisions in closing times of multiple lots by dynamically extending the closing time of a subsequent lot if a preceding lot's closing time is extended to be too close to the subsequ ...


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Marc Alaia, David J Becker, Anthony F Bernard, Daniel C Heckmann, Sam E Kinney Jr, Glen T Meakem, Vincent F Rago, Jason Reneau, Frederick W Roberts, William D Rupp, Robert G Stevens: Method and system for controlling an electronic auction during the transition to a closed state. FreeMarkets, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, May 8, 2001: US06230147 (40 worldwide citation)

A method and system for conducting electronic auctions is described. A dynamic lot closing extension feature avoids collisions in closing times of multiple lots by dynamically extending the closing time of a subsequent lot if a preceding lot's closing time is extended to be too close to the sub ...


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Marc Alaia, David J Becker, Anthony F Bernard, Daniel C Heckmann, Sam E Kinney Jr, Glen T Meakem, Vincent F Rago, Jason Reneau, Frederick W Roberts, William D Rupp, Robert G Stevens: Method and system for handling disruptions in the management of electronic auctions. FreeMarkets, Morgan Lewis & Bockius, April 24, 2001: US06223167 (32 worldwide citation)

A method and system for conducting electronic auctions is described. A dynamic lot closing extension feature avoids collisions in closing times of multiple lots by dynamically extending the closing time of a subsequent lot if a preceding lot's closing time is extended to be too close to the sub ...


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Abeshouse Daniel, Atkinson Scott W, Bernard Anthony F, Heckmann Daniel C, Monroe Robert T, Rago Vincent F, Rupp William D: Method, apparatus, and system for synchronizing timing of an auction through a computer network. Freemarkets, July 3, 2002: EP1220126-A2 (3 worldwide citation)

A method of synchronizing a closing of a network auction is disclosed. The method includes determining a message travel time between a participant processor and an auction processor, establishing a sponsor auction time at the auction processor, calculating a bidder auction time by adding the message ...


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Kinney Sam E, Stevens Robert G, Levis John P Iii: Method and system for partial quantity evaluated rank bidding in online auctions. Freemarkets, March 6, 2002: EP1183597-A1

A method and system for conducting electronic online auctions having partial quantity evaluated rank bidding is disclosed. Submitted bids are ordered on a basis of a comparative bid parameter used by an originator of an auction (106). The quantity required by the originator of the auction (106) is t ...