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Phillip G Rorex, Thomas A Soulanille, Bradley R Haugaard: Method and apparatus for indentifying related searches in a database search system. Overture Services, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, April 5, 2005: US06876997 (215 worldwide citation)

A method of generating a search result list also provides related searches for use by a searcher. Search listings which generate a match with a search request submitted by the searcher are identified in a pay for placement database which includes a plurality of search listings. Related search listin ...


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Ann Bettina Colace, Scott W Snell, Jeremy Daw, Dominic Dough Ming Cheung, Benjamin James Watkins, Thomas A Soulanille, Matthew S Ropp, Gabriel Graham, Peng Zhao, Kenneth A Kharma, Susan Florence Phillips: System and method allowing advertisers to manage search listings in a pay for placement search system using grouping. Overture Services, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, November 30, 2004: US06826572 (193 worldwide citation)

A system for advertisers to efficiently manage their search listings in placement database search system includes grouping means for managing multiple categories for the search listings and query means for searching search listings. The system further includes quick-fill means for modifying an attri ...


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Thomas A Soulanille: System and method for influencing a position on a search result list generated by a computer network search engine. Overture Services, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, December 20, 2005: US06978263 (147 worldwide citation)

A method for providing a search result list. The method includes receiving a search request from a searcher. In a database of search listings in which each search listing is associated with an advertiser and includes at least one search term and a bid amount by the advertiser, search listings genera ...


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Narinder Pal Singh, Scott W Snell, Douglas T Huffman, Darren J Davis, Thomas A Soulanille, Dominic Dough Ming Cheung: Automatic advertiser notification for a system for providing place and price protection in a search result list generated by a computer network search engine. Overture Services, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, June 20, 2006: US07065500 (55 worldwide citation)

A notification method in a computer database system includes receiving a notification instruction from an owner associated with a search listing stored in the computer database system, monitoring conditions specified by the notification instruction for the search listing, and sending a notification ...


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Ted Meisel, Peter Savich, Thomas A Soulanille: System and method for enabling multi-element bidding for influencing a position on a search result list generated by a computer network search engine. Overture Services, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, April 25, 2006: US07035812 (55 worldwide citation)

In a system and method for enabling information providers to influence a position for a search listing within a search result list, a database stores accounts for the network information providers. Each account contains contact and billing information for a network information provider. In addition, ...


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Ann Bettina Colace, Scott W Snell, Jeremy Daw, Dominic Dough Ming Cheung, Benjamin James Watkins, Thomas A Soulanille, Matthew S Ropp, Gabriel Graham, Peng Zhao, Kenneth A Kharma, Susan Florence Phillips: System and method allowing advertisers to manage search listings in a pay for placement search system using grouping. Overture Services, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, May 9, 2006: US07043483 (43 worldwide citation)

A system for advertisers to efficiently manage their search listings in placement database search system includes grouping means for managing multiple categories for the search listings and query means for searching search listings. The system further includes quick-fill means for modifying an attri ...


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Thomas A Soulanille, Darren J Davis: System and method for influencing a position on a search result list generated by a computer network search engine. Overture Services, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, September 19, 2006: US07110993 (43 worldwide citation)

A method for providing a search result list. The method includes receiving a search request from a searcher. In a database of search listings in which each search listing is associated with an advertiser and includes at least one search term and a bid amount by the advertiser, search listings genera ...


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Phillip G Rorex, Thomas A Soulanille, Bradley R Haugaard: Method and apparatus for identifying related searches in a database search system. YAHOO, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, February 2, 2010: US07657555 (12 worldwide citation)

A method of generating a search result list also provides related searches for use by a searcher. Search listings which generate a match with a search request submitted by the searcher are identified in a pay-for-placement database which includes a plurality of search listings. Related search listin ...


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Thomas A Soulanille: System and method for conducting an auction-based ranking of search results on a computer network. Yahoo, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, June 30, 2009: US07555485 (10 worldwide citation)

A method and system are disclosed for displaying a search result list in response to a search request from a searcher using a computer network. Ranks in the search result list are auctioned for a search term for a determined display period. A database is maintained to include search listings, where ...


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Dominic Dough Ming Cheung, Narinder Pal Singh, Thomas A Soulanille, Darren J Davis: System and method for providing place and price protection in a search result list generated by a computer network search engine. Yahoo, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, November 16, 2010: US07835943 (9 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for managing search listings in a search database include storing one or more search listings for an advertiser. Each search listing includes an associated search term. The system receives from the advertiser identification information for a search listing and a desired rank f ...