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Alan S Fisher, Samuel Jerrold Kaplan: Method and system for processing and transmitting electronic auction information. Onsale, Adam H Crosby Heafey Roach & May Tachner, November 10, 1998: US05835896 (1013 worldwide citation)

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 communicatio ...


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Alan S Fisher, Samuel Jerrold Kaplan: Method for supplying automatic status updates using electronic mail. Onsale, Adam H Crosby Heafey Roach & May Tachner, April 4, 2000: US06047264 (482 worldwide citation)

A method is disclosed for automatically updating the status of customers' orders and shipments via electronic mail without using a human attendant to create and send the electronic mail messages. Preferably implemented in software, the updating method allows a large set of customers to be periodical ...


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Alan S Fisher, Samuel Jerrold Kaplan: Method and system for processing and transmitting electronic auction information. Onsale, Adam H Tachner, Crosby Heafey Roach & May, June 5, 2001: US06243691 (452 worldwide citation)

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 communicatio ...


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Alan S Fisher, Samuel Jerrold Kaplan: Method and system for providing order status information using an update status flag. eBay, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, February 22, 2005: US06859787 (31 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing order status information using an update status flag to receive status information pertaining to an order placed by a customer with a merchant. It is determined whether the received status information is new relative to further status information pertaining to the o ...


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Alan S Fisher, Samuel Jerrold Kaplan: Method and system for providing simultaneous on-line auctions. eBay, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, January 11, 2011: US07870055 (11 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing simultaneous online auctions includes automatically auctioning a first item and a second item during a common time period via an electronic auction system. Bids for both of the first item and the second item are automatically received at the electronic auction syste ...


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Alan S Fisher, Samuel Jerrold Kaplan: Method and system for supplying automatic status updates using electronic mail. eBay, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, November 21, 2006: US07139726 (11 worldwide citation)

A system is disclosed for automatically updating the status of customers' orders and shipments via electronic mail without using a human attendant to create and send the electronic mail messages. Preferably implemented in software, the updating system allows a large set of customers to be periodical ...


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Alan S Fisher, Samuel Jerrold Kaplan: Method and system for providing order status information using a network address. eBay, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, October 31, 2006: US07130818 (10 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing order status information using a network address, by receiving a network address from a customer when the customer places an order with the merchant. An information system is interrogated via a network to determine a status of the order. A message indicating the sta ...


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Alan S Fisher, Samuel Jerrold Kaplan: Method, system and apparatus for requesting status information from a common carrier. eBay, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner P A, September 29, 2009: US07596510 (8 worldwide citation)

A method and system for automatically requesting transit status information from a common carrier system over a network. The transit status information indicates a transit status of an item purchased by a customer by placing an order. A message is automatically composed and transmitted to the custom ...


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Alan S Fisher, Samuel Jerrold Kaplan: Method and system for performing a progressive auction. eBay, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, July 19, 2011: US07983977 (6 worldwide citation)

A method and system for to facilitate an electronic auction includes receiving a bid from each of a plurality of bidders for a plurality of merchandise items via a web-based bid form. Each bid including a bid price and a quantity bid. One or more of the merchandise items of the plurality of merchand ...


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Alan S Fisher, Samuel Jerrold Kaplan: Method and system for providing order status information using an update status flag. eBay, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner P A, September 21, 2010: US07801767 (6 worldwide citation)

A method and system for providing order status information using an update status flag to receive status information pertaining to an order placed by a customer with a merchant. It is determined whether the received status information is new relative to further status information pertaining to the o ...