Method and system for providing a document service over a computer network using an automated brokered auction

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08518632

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A system and method to enable and facilitate networked, automated, brokered auctioning of document services. A plurality of processes are executed, including a customer process representing a customer, a supplier process representing a supplier, and a broker process capable of serving as an intermediary between the customer and supplier processes. The broker process is provided with a description of a document service. Responsively to the description thus provided, an auction for the document service is conducted, as follows: a customer or supplier process submits a bid for the document service; the broker process receives bidding information including the submitted bid; the broker process attempts to establish a price for the document service responsively to the received bidding information and, if a price can be established, establishes the price; if a price is established, the broker process proposes a transaction wherein the document service is to be provided at the established price; and if the proposed transaction is accepted, it can proceed automatically.

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XEROX CORPORATIONSTAMFORD, CT13750

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Huberman, Bernardo A Palo Alto, CA 32 1992

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* 2003/0120,583 Method for subscribing to a wireless service 6 2001
 
TRUEPRICING, INC. (1)
6795707 Methods and systems for correlating telecommunication antenna infrastructure placement information to provide telecommunication quality of service information 39 2001
 
OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V. (1)
* 2001/0013,947 Method and system for submitting jobs to a reproduction center 12 2000
 
GHR SYSTEMS, INC. (1)
6233566 System, method and computer program product for online financial products trading 583 1999
 
NTT Communications Corporation (1)
* 2004/0148,232 Electronic catalog aggregation apparatus for realizing fast and efficient electronic catalog system 11 2001
 
News America Marketing Properties, LLC (3)
8050969 Interactive marketing network and process using electronic certificates 11 2008
8775245 Secure coupon distribution 1 2010
8370200 Interactive marketing network and process using electronic certificates 3 2011
 
INTELLECTUAL VENTURES HOLDING 81 LLC (12)
6631356 Demand aggregation through online buying groups 148 1999
* 6101484 Dynamic market equilibrium management system, process and article of manufacture 328 1999
6934690 System and method for extension of group buying throughout the internet 116 1999
7363246 System and method for enhancing buyer and seller interaction during a group-buying sale 118 2000
7107230 Dynamic market equilibrium management system, process and article of manufacture 43 2000
7194427 On-line group-buying sale with increased value system and method 70 2000
7480627 System and method for extension of group buying throughout the internet 63 2000
7263498 Attaining product inventory groupings for sales in a group-buying environment 64 2001
8639580 System and method for extension of group buying throughout the internet 0 2004
8489466 System and method for enhancing buyer and seller interaction during a group-buying sale 10 2008
8712864 System and method for enhancing buyer and seller interaction during a group-buying sale 0 2011
8676664 System and method for enhancing buyer and seller interaction during a group-buying sale 0 2011
 
WHITELIGHT TECHNOLOGY, LLC (8)
* 6338050 System and method for providing and updating user supplied context for a negotiations system 247 1998
* 6336105 System and method for representing data and providing electronic non-repudiation in a negotiations system 195 1998
* 6332135 System and method for ordering sample quantities over a network 133 1998
* 6141653 System for interative, multivariate negotiations over a network 526 1998
* 7222109 System and method for contract authority 30 2000
* 7194442 System and method for automated, iterative development negotiations 73 2000
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VALENTINE COMMUNICATIONS LLC (34)
7124099 E-commerce volume pricing 69 2003
8590785 Discounts in a mobile device 13 2007
* 2008/0154,731 DYNAMIC DISCOUNT CARD TIED TO PRICE CURVES & GROUP DISCOUNTS 3 2008
8140405 Grouping orders across multiple forums 32 2009
8219460 Method and computer medium for facilitating a buyer-initiated feature within a business transaction 28 2010
8972287 Multiple criteria buying and selling model 0 2010
8140402 Social pricing 44 2010
8695877 Dynamic discount device 12 2010
8196811 Multiple criteria buying and selling model 28 2010
8533002 DAS predictive modeling and reporting function 10 2011
8732018 Real-time offers and dynamic price adjustments presented to mobile devices 0 2011
8706564 Methods for dynamic discounting 0 2011
8306870 Order aggregation and merchant ranking 10 2011
8311896 Multiple criteria buying and selling model 18 2011
8285600 Multiple criteria buying and selling model 10 2011
8567672 Location based discounts 10 2011
8341035 Deal matching system 17 2011
8271332 DAS predictive modeling and reporting function 23 2011
8584940 Location based discounts 8 2012
8249942 Methods for discounting goods and services 22 2012
8285598 Promoting offers through social network influencers 33 2012
8438075 Method and computer medium for facilitating a buyer-initiated feature within a business transaction 17 2012
8589247 Presenting mobile offers to members of a social network 12 2012
8401918 Promoting offers through social network influencers 20 2012
8494914 Promoting offers through social network influencers 39 2012
8494915 Method and computer medium for tracking social interactions and targeting offers 11 2012
8620765 Promoting offers through social network influencers 6 2012
8573492 Presenting offers to a mobile device associated with information displayed on a television 6 2012
8616449 Mobile device search mechanism 12 2012
8738462 Systems and methods for searchable time-based offers 0 2012
8775269 Method and system for a hand-held device initiated search, purchase and delivery 0 2013
8635108 Presenting offers to users of wireless devices 6 2013
8626605 Multiple criteria buying and selling model 6 2013
8856015 Presenting offers to users of wireless devices 0 2013
 
JBSHBM, LLC (12)
8684265 Rewards program website permitting conversion/transfer of non-negotiable credits to entity independent funds 4 2012
8668146 Rewards program with payment artifact permitting conversion/transfer of non-negotiable credits to entity independent funds 9 2012
8794518 Conversion of loyalty points for a financial institution to a different loyalty point program for services 0 2013
8783563 Conversion of loyalty points for gaming to a different loyalty point program for services 0 2013
8763901 Cross marketing between an entity's loyalty point program and a different loyalty program of a commerce partner 0 2013
8807427 Conversion/transfer of non-negotiable credits to in-game funds for in-game purchases 0 2013
8789752 Conversion/transfer of in-game credits to entity independent or negotiable funds 0 2013
8833650 Online shopping sites for redeeming loyalty points 4 2013
8973821 Conversion/transfer of non-negotiable credits to entity independent funds 0 2014
8950669 Conversion of non-negotiable credits to entity independent funds 0 2014
8944320 Conversion/transfer of non-negotiable credits to in-game funds for in-game purchases 0 2014
9704174 Conversion of loyalty program points to commerce partner points per terms of a mutual agreement 0 2016
 
EBAY INC. (154)
7702540 Computer-implement method and system for conducting auctions on the internet 26 1999
6732161 Information presentation and management in an online trading environment 99 1999
8601373 Network-based sales system with customizable user interface 4 1999
7162446 Integrated auction 21 1999
8781940 Method and apparatus for facilitating user selection of a category item in a transaction 2 2000
* 2002/0062,265 Method and apparatus for facilitating user selection of an item category in an online auction 35 2000
6466917 Method and apparatus for verifying the identity of a participant within an on-line auction environment 131 2000
6415320 Information presentation and management in an online trading environment 127 2000
6604107 Generic attribute database system for storing items of different categories having shared attributes 89 2000
7970652 Apparatus and method for remote sellers to initiate auction instances at an auction facilitator system and receive or make payment for items bought and sold with the system by book entry accounting between participant accounts accessible to the system 19 2000
7877278 Method and system for reporting fraud and claiming insurance related to network-based transactions 8 2000
7673229 Apparatus and method for generating sub-codes to a turbo-encoder 11 2000
7840472 Method and apparatus for holding an online live auction to combine features of both the internet and traditional, real world auctions 3 2000
6944599 Monitoring and automatic notification of irregular activity in a network-based transaction facility 74 2000
6523037 Method and system for communicating selected search results between first and second entities over a network 97 2000
7613633 Method for facilitating commerce at an internet-based auction 24 2000
8463714 Automated cross-cultural conflict management 1 2000
7774276 Method and system for dealing with non-paying bidders related to network-based transactions 5 2000
7373312 Method and apparatus for facilitating user registration in an on-line auction environment 4 2000
7523114 Method and system for categorizing items in both actual and virtual categories 7 2000
* 2002/0049,763 Method and system for categorizing items in both actual and virtual categories 16 2000
7149718 Method and system for the creation and communication of notes concerning an auction participant or item within a network-based auction facility 5 2000
7310733 Method and system for maintaining login preference information of users in a network-based transaction facility 8 2001
7007076 Information presentation and management in an online trading environment 39 2001
7647243 Electronic marketplace system and method for creation of a two-tiered pricing scheme 17 2001
7340429 Method and system to enable a fixed price purchase within a online auction environment 30 2001
* 2002/0107,779 Method and system to enable a fixed price purchase within an online auction environment 21 2001
7299206 Method and system to implement seller authorized buying privileges within a network-based shopping facility 24 2001
7660740 Method and system for listing items globally and regionally, and customized listing according to currency or shipping area 53 2001
7890375 Method and system to facilitate pre-ordering via an electronic commerce facility, and to automatically facilitate satisfying of a pre-order upon listing of an appropriate offer via the electronic commerce facility 2 2001
7752266 System and method to facilitate translation of communications between entities over a network 13 2001
6748422 System and method to control sending of unsolicited communications relating to a plurality of listings in a network-based commerce facility 131 2001
8458214 Taxonomy-based database partitioning 3 2001
7966243 Method and system to automatically qualifying a party to participate in a network-based commerce transaction 4 2001
* 2006/0074,780 Method and system to automatically qualifying a party to participate in a network-based commerce transaction 28 2001
8428996 Method and system automatically to support multiple transaction types, and to display seller-specific transactions of various transaction types in an integrated, commingled listing 3 2001
* 2002/0188,551 Method and system automatically to support multiple transaction types, and to display seller-specific transactions of various transaction types in an integrated, commingled listing 51 2001
* 7499879 Cooperative e-business complex 0 2002
* 2003/0144,915 Cooperative e-business complex 3 2002
8719041 Method and system for customizing a network-based transaction facility seller application 5 2002
8078505 Method and system for automatically updating a seller application utilized in a network-based transaction facility 17 2002
7941348 Method and system for scheduling transaction listings at a network-based transaction facility 19 2002
9189813 Method and system for updating information on a merchandise catalog page 0 2002
* 7983977 Method and system for performing a progressive auction 6 2002
7870055 Method and system for providing simultaneous on-line auctions 11 2002
7509323 Method and system for communicating selected search results between first and second users over a network 4 2002
* 2003/0131,006 Method and system for communicating selected search results between first and second users over a network 17 2002
* 2003/0088,503 Method and system for performing a progressive auction 0 2002
* 2003/0088,502 Method and system for providing simultaneous on-line auctions 1 2002
6778993 Generic attribute database system 16 2002
7136863 Generic attribute database system 16 2003
7904346 Method and system to adjust a seller fixed price offer 9 2003
7593866 Introducing a fixed-price transaction mechanism in conjunction with an auction transaction mechanism 19 2003
7831477 Method for reposting a good for sale using a consignment node 12 2004
9189568 Method and system to display and search in a language independent manner 3 2004
7761518 System and method to control sending of unsolicited communications relating to a plurality of listings in a network-based system based on an identifier of the sender of the unsolicited communication 2 2004
* 2005/0144,238 System and method to control sending of unsolicited communications relating to a plurality of listings in a network-based commerce facility 11 2004
8364602 Automated cross-cultural conflict management 1 2004
9390449 Network-based sales system with customizable and categorization user interface 1 2004
* 2005/0114,229 Network-based sales system with customizable and categorization user interface 199 2004
7493281 Automatic notification of irregular activity 4 2005
* 2005/0240,481 Automatic notification of irregular activity 6 2005
7650307 Method and system to enable a fixed price purchase within a multi-unit online auction environment 7 2005
* 2006/0293,994 Method and system to enable a fixed price purchase within a multi-unit online auction environment 52 2005
* 2006/0031,177 Method and system to design a dispute resolution process 36 2005
7797222 Method and apparatus for holding an online live auction to combine features of both the Internet and traditional, real world auctions 2 2005
* 2006/0112,003 Method and apparatus for holding an online live auction to combine features of both the internet and traditional, real world auctions 9 2005
7499979 Thumbnail image virtual address space 21 2005
* 8108277 Sales system with buyer price selection 5 2006
* 2006/0129,476 Sales system with buyer price selection 13 2006
7418483 Aggregation of reduced-sized images 27 2006
7756776 Administrative notes in network-based commerce facility 1 2006
* 2007/0055,681 Administrative notes in network-based commerce facility 1 2006
7536402 System and method for handling item listings with generic attributes 2 2006
* 2007/0088,722 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HANDLING ITEM LISTINGS WITH GENERIC ATTRIBUTES 3 2006
8799218 Business channel synchronization 1 2006
7873562 Methods and machine readable mediums to enable a fixed price purchase within an online auction environment 15 2006
7895082 Method and system for scheduling transaction listings at a network-based transaction facility 16 2006
7853486 Method and system to adjust a seller fixed price offer 21 2006
7870058 Dual purchase process within an online auction environment 15 2007
* 2008/0015,971 DUAL PURCHASE PROCESS WITHIN AN ONLINE AUCTION ENVIRONMENT 13 2007
8140424 Method and system to implement seller authorized buying privileges within a network-based shopping facility 3 2007
7797548 Method and system for maintaining login preference information of users in a network-based transaction facility 4 2007
* 2008/0072,062 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAINTAINING LOGIN PREFERENCE INFORMATION OF USERS IN A NETWORK-BASED TRANSACTION FACILITY 5 2007
* 8386366 System and method for creating a customer account 2 2007
* 8374948 System and method for receiving a bid 2 2007
* 2008/0103,938 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING A BID 12 2007
* 2008/0097,896 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING A CUSTOMER ACCOUNT 16 2007
8078182 Method and system for communicating user interfaces between first and second users over a network 2 2007
* 2008/0104,664 SYSTEM AND METHOD TO GENERATE COMPLAINTS OF UNSOLICITED EMAILS 1 2007
* 2008/0104,518 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING USER INTERFACES BETWEEN FIRST AND SECOND USERS OVER A NETWORK 10 2007
7831482 Method and apparatus for facilitating user registration in an on-line auction environment 0 2008
7912925 Information presentation and management in an online trading environment 4 2008
7890383 System to monitor irregular activity 1 2009
* 2009/0150,202 SYSTEM TO MONITOR IRREGULAR ACTIVITY 3 2009
8140510 System and method for handling item listings with generic attributes 1 2009
7827075 Periodically reloading image in order to obtain any changes to the images 11 2009
8775398 Method and system for determining an order of presentation of search results 1 2009
* 2010/0306,205 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING AN ORDER OF PRESENTATION OF SEARCH RESULTS 4 2009
8751326 Introducing a fixed-price transaction mechanism in conjunction with an auction transaction mechanism 2 2009
8626651 Automatic restitution of transaction fees, punishment of non-paying bidders, and management of appeals 4 2009
8463694 Method and system to enable a fixed price purchase within a multi-unit online auction environment 0 2010
8266016 Method and system for listing items globally and regionally, and customized listing according to currency or shipping area 8 2010
8639829 System and method to facilitate translation of communications between entities over a network 3 2010
8050981 Administrative notes in network-based commerce facility 0 2010
8527392 Method and apparatus for holding a two-stage live auction for on-site and on-line bidders 1 2010
8260681 Method and system to detect outlying behavior in a network-based marketplace 0 2010
8291233 Method and system for maintaining login preference information of users in a network-based transaction facility 1 2010
* 2011/0023,098 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAINTAINING LOGIN PREFERENCE INFORMATION OF USERS IN A NETWORK-BASED TRANSACTION FACILITY 2 2010
8352328 Methods and systems for searching for goods in a virtual marketplace 0 2010
8332278 Method and system for retrieving information regarding an item posted for sale 0 2010
8078501 Method and apparatus for facilitating user registration in an on-line auction environment 0 2010
* 2011/0015,936 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING USER REGISTRATION IN AN ON-LINE AUCTION ENVIRONMENT 0 2010
8341028 Methods and systems for searching for goods 1 2010
8332279 Methods and systems for searching for goods and services 0 2010
8010406 System to monitor irregular activity 1 2011
* 2011/0106,641 SYSTEM TO MONITOR IRREGULAR ACTIVITY 1 2011
8209228 Method and system for reporting fraud and claiming compensation related to network-based transactions 4 2011
* 2011/0106,661 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REPORTING FRAUD AND CLAIMING COMPENSATION RELATED TO NETWORK-BASED TRANSACTIONS 5 2011
8386328 Automated listing management 3 2011
* 2011/0191,201 AUTOMATED LISTING MANAGEMENT 4 2011
8732027 Method and system of facilitating a transaction 0 2011
8255478 Aggregation of reduced-sized images 2 2011
8255286 Publishing user submissions at a network-based facility 12 2011
9053504 Method and system to automatically qualify a party to participate within a network-based commerce transaction 2 2011
8150894 Method and system for communicating user interfaces between first and second users over a network 2 2011
9092792 Customizing an application 2 2011
8392273 Marketplace payments 0 2012
8355956 Marketing goods with bar codes 0 2012
9008704 Method and system for communicating user interfaces between first and second users over a network 1 2012
8442871 Publishing user submissions 11 2012
8438050 Method and system for filing a complaint related to network-based transactions 2 2012
8732037 Method and system for providing a record 4 2012
8800016 Method and system for maintaining login preference information of users in a network-based transaction facility 1 2012
8799114 Method and system automatically to support multiple transaction types, and to display seller-specific transactions of various transaction types in an integrated, commingled listing 1 2012
* 8666876 System and method for creating a customer account 1 2012
* 2013/0103,531 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING A CUSTOMER ACCOUNT 1 2012
9116868 Automated selection of images for web pages 1 2012
9704123 Automated listing management 0 2013
8812545 Taxonomy based database partitioning 2 2013
9607333 Network-based sales system with a customizable user interface 0 2013
9355422 Introducing a fixed-price transaction mechanism in conjunction with an auction transaction mechanism 0 2013
9736269 Method and system for sharing metadata between interfaces 0 2014
9514128 System and method to facilitate translation of communications between entities over a network 0 2014
9058094 Method and apparatus for facilitating user selection of an item category in an online auction 1 2014
9367866 Method and system to automatically qualify a party to participate within a network-based commerce transaction 1 2014
9779166 Method and system for determining an order of presentation of search results 0 2014
9400882 Method and system for maintaining login preference information of users in a network-based transaction facility 0 2014
9223818 Taxonomy based database partitioning 0 2014
9294512 System and method for handling complaints about unsolicited communications 0 2014
9477985 Method and apparatus for facilitating user selection of a category item in a transaction 0 2015
9595056 Method and system to automatically qualify a party to participate within a network-based commerce transaction 0 2015
9477773 Automated selection of images for web pages 0 2015
9342812 Taxonomy based database partitioning 0 2015
 
IWANTO.COM (1)
* 7330826 Method, system and business model for a buyer's auction with near perfect information using the internet 123 1999
 
JEFF A. LIVESAY (2)
7991680 Method and process for providing relevant data, comparing proposal alternatives, and reconciling proposals, invoices, and purchase orders with actual costs in a workflow process 4 2001
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Overstock.com, Inc. (13)
8370269 System and methods for electronic commerce using personal and business networks 1 2004
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8719075 System, program product, and methods for online image handling 1 2005
7979340 System, program product, and methods for online image handling 1 2006
8214804 System and method for assigning computer users to test groups 2 2008
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9747622 Point-and-shoot product lister 0 2009
8326662 Positioning E-commerce product related to graphical imputed consumer demand 6 2009
8676632 Pricing and forecasting 0 2009
9047642 Social choice engine 3 2011
9805425 System and methods for electronic commerce using personal and business networks 0 2013
9483788 System and method for graphically building weighted search queries 0 2013
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LANDMARK VENTURES I, L.L.C. (1)
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BLUJAY SOLUTIONS CO. (1)
* 7395237 Methods and apparatus for connecting shippers and carriers in the third party logistics environment via the internet 5 2000
 
CEPH, LLC (1)
6963856 Automated price improvement protocol processor 85 2002
 
PITTMAN, WILLIAM C. (1)
* 2002/0124,374 Apparatus and method for reconditioning an automotive wheel 0 2002
 
THE WESTERN UNION COMPANY (2)
7225154 Methods and systems for coordinating pooled financial transactions 10 2003
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HITACHI, LTD. (4)
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7848963 Automatic auction method and system on server-client system 1 2009
 
WELLOGIX TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (12)
7155439 Modular and customizable process and system for capturing field documentation data in a complex project workflow system 17 2002
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PERFECT COMMERCE, LLC (4)
7958013 Method, system and business model for a buyer's auction with near perfect information using the internet 15 2009
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Social Concepts, Inc. (9)
8413059 Image based electronic mail system 11 2007
* 2008/0162,649 IMAGE BASED ELECTRONIC MAIL SYSTEM 78 2007
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8626828 Apparatus for increasing social interaction over an electronic network 3 2012
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ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (3)
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ACCENT.COM, INC. (1)
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PRICELINE.COM LLC (29)
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6553346 Conditional purchase offer (CPO) management system for packages 205 1997
6484153 System and method for managing third-party input to a conditional purchase offer (CPO) 123 1997
* 6240396 Conditional purchase offer management system for event tickets 256 1997
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6332129 Method and system for utilizing a psychographic questionnaire in a buyer-driven commerce system 108 1998
7386508 Method and apparatus for facilitating a transaction between a buyer and one seller 16 1998
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7620619 Conditional purchase offer management system 5 1999
6466919 System and method for aggregating multiple buyers utilizing conditional purchase offers (CPOS) 96 1999
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8095401 Bounce back method, system and apparatus 0 2010
8732066 Method and apparatus for facilitating a transaction between a buyer and one seller 0 2011
8306834 Bounce back method, system and apparatus 0 2011
 
Documus, LLC (1)
6778807 Method and apparatus for market research using education courses and related information 37 2001
 
THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK (3)
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* 2009/0254,383 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES USING SPOT MARKET AND DERIVATIVE MARKET TECHNIQUES 8 2009
 
VERSATA SOFTWARE, INC. (1)
7908200 Method and apparatus for efficiently generating electronic requests for quote 8 2002
 
KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA (1)
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George R. Schultz;Schultz & Associates, P.C. (1)
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Panjiva, Inc. (1)
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NEXTAG (1)
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Overstock.com (1)
8452691 System, program product, and methods for online image handling 0 2011
 
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8332324 Product exchange system 2 2011
 
MINERAL LASSEN LLC (3)
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7672892 Real time network exchange with seller specified exchange parameters and interactive seller participation 10 2000
8583535 Operation of auctions over computer networks 0 2006
 
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Exoplex, Inc. (1)
* 2001/0047,387 Systems and methods for providing distributed cross-enterprise portals 27 2001
 
SOUND VIEW INNOVATIONS, LLC (1)
* 6446108 Method for wide area network service location 56 1998
 
FUJITSU LIMITED (1)
* 6466914 Job brokering apparatus and recording medium 41 1998
 
PRICELINE.COM INCORPORATED (5)
6345090 Conditional purchase offer management system for telephone calls 88 1997
* 6041308 System and method for motivating submission of conditional purchase offers 310 1998
6993503 System and method for allocating a conditional purchase offer for a travel related services reservation to one of a plurality of entities in a buyer driven electronic commerce system 17 2000
8700481 Conditional purchase offer management system 0 2011
8712920 Method and apparatus for a cryptographically assisted commercial network system designed to facilitate buyer-driven conditional purchase offers 0 2012
 
FATDOOR, INC. (10)
9373149 Autonomous neighborhood vehicle commerce network and community 4 2014
9064288 Government structures and neighborhood leads in a geo-spatial environment 1 2014
9070101 Peer-to-peer neighborhood delivery multi-copter and method 4 2014
9002754 Campaign in a geo-spatial environment 1 2014
9457901 Quadcopter with a printable payload extension system and method 0 2014
9004396 Skyteboard quadcopter and method 10 2014
9037516 Direct mailing in a geo-spatial environment 65 2014
8965409 User-generated community publication in an online neighborhood social network 15 2014
9022324 Coordination of aerial vehicles through a central server 12 2014
9441981 Variable bus stops across a bus route in a regional transportation network 2 2014
 
MEADWESTVACO CORPORATION (1)
8874477 Multifactorial optimization system and method 18 2006
 
CUFER ASSET LTD. L.L.C. (1)
7133835 Online exchange market system with a buyer auction and a seller auction 150 1995
 
SOFTFACE, INC., (A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION THAT IS A SUBSIDIARY OF ARIBA, INC.) (1)
7130815 Method and system for conducting reserve request reverse auctions for electronic commerce 24 2000
 
LEGALFORCE, INC. (2)
9459622 Driverless vehicle commerce network and community 2 2013
9451020 Distributed communication of independent autonomous vehicles to provide redundancy and performance 2 2014
 
JDA SOFTWARE GROUP (2)
* 2001/0047,284 Method and system for negotiating transportation contracts via a global computer network 22 2001
7668761 System and method for ensuring order fulfillment 79 2001
 
FLEXIWORLD TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (20)
* 2002/0077,980 Method for mobile and pervasive output 28 2001
8989064 Wireless controller wire connectable to output devices such as televisions for accessing digital content and for wireless communication with mobile information apparatus 10 2007
8630000 Essential components for enabling a pervasive wireless digital ecosystem and wireless devices that support the wireless digital ecosystem 19 2007
9389822 Mobile information apparatus that include support for receiving video digital content over the internet from a service, and for wireless displaying or playing over air at least part of the received video digital content from the mobile information apparatus to televisions, television controllers, display devices, or projection devices 1 2008
9298407 Mobile information apparatus that are configurable to include applications for playing audio digital content received over the internet from subscribed audio digital content service(s) 4 2008
8169649 Mobile device methods for enabling pervasive wireless digital media 26 2009
* 2010/0039,660 Methods for Universal Data Output 23 2009
8184324 Mobile information apparatus for wireless search and data transfer 28 2009
* 2010/0039,669 Wireless information apparatus for universal data output 56 2009
9042811 Specification of smart wireless television for rendering digital content 5 2010
9036181 Wireless printing device for printing digital content received via wireless communication compatible, at least partly, with IEEE 802.11 or Bluetooth 7 2010
* 2010/0201,996 WIRELESS PRINTING DEVICE FOR WIRELES DATA OUTPUT 27 2010
* 2010/0203,824 Wireless output device for wireless data rendering 26 2010
9069510 Touch sensitive screen information apparatus that includes close proximity or near distance radio frequency field communication 6 2010
9008572 Touch sensitive screen information apparatus that includes close proximity or near distance radio frequency field communication 0 2010
9037088 Smart phone that includes a wireless communication unit compatible with at least one protocol within bluetooth and/or IEEE802.11 standards for wireless transmission of audio digital content from the smart phone to a wireless audio output device for voice output or music playing 5 2012
8964220 Mobile devices supporting wireless synchronization over a wireless Network compatible, at least partly, with IEEE 802.11 standard(s) 13 2012
9092177 Smart phones that include a digital camera, a touch sensitive screen, support for voice activated commands, and support to at least part of a protocol within IEEE 802.11 standards 4 2012
9798516 Smart phones that support wireless printing of emails over air to a wireless printer in a wireless local area network 0 2012
9110622 Internet-pads that include a digital camera, a touch sensitive screen interface, and support for voice activated commands 4 2012
 
Printingforless.com (7)
7796283 System and method for utilizing excess printing capability 3 2003
* 2003/0218,770 System and method for utilizing excess printing capability 3 2003
* 2007/0011,017 Custom-manufactured product delivery option system and method 3 2005
8009308 System and method for handling printing press workload 2 2005
* 2007/0013,940 System and method for handling press workload 4 2005
8407102 Printing via E-commerce method and system 0 2008
8705054 System and method for utilizing excess printing capability 0 2010
 
NANOBIZ.COM, INC. (1)
* 7536336 Multi-party electronic transactions 17 2000
 
SDL LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGIES (2)
9262403 Dynamic generation of auto-suggest dictionary for natural language translation 2 2011
9128929 Systems and methods for automatically estimating a translation time including preparation time in addition to the translation itself 3 2011
 
HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT LP (6)
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7707575 System and method for selecting a portfolio of resources in a heterogeneous data center 1 2004
* 2006/0064,490 System and method for selecting a portfolio of resources in a heterogeneous data center 1 2004
8930400 System and method for discovering knowledge communities 2 2004
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8781977 System and method of pricing resources 1 2005
 
INVISIBLE HAND NETOWRKS, INC. (1)
* 2003/0101,124 Method and system for market based resource allocation 46 2001
 
CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC (3)
8219358 Platform matching systems and methods 4 2008
* 2009/0119,673 Predicting and managing resource allocation according to service level agreements 37 2008
8972223 Platform matching systems and methods 0 2012
 
IGT (1)
* 2006/0218,077 METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR FACILITATING AN AUCTION BEHAVIOR AND AUTOMATIC BIDDING IN AN AUCTION 6 2006
 
FREEMARKETS (1)
7277878 Variable length file header apparatus and system 2 2002
 
TSUBASA SYSTEM CO., LTD. (1)
* 2002/0023,050 Online trading system 3 2001
 
AMEDESA, LTD (2)
8799200 Method and system for creating a predictive model for targeting webpage to a surfer 20 2009
8762313 Method and system for creating a predictive model for targeting web-page to a surfer 31 2011
 
Live Person, Inc. (1)
9336487 Method and system for creating a predictive model for targeting webpage to a surfer 11 2014
 
SIEMENS PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE INC. (1)
* 2002/0077,954 Sourcing system and method 37 2000
 
LIVEPERSON, INC. (22)
6519628 Method and system for customer service using a packet switched network 58 1999
8868448 Systems and methods to facilitate selling of products and services 20 2001
8738732 System and method for performing follow up based on user interactions 19 2006
9432468 System and method for design and dynamic generation of a web page 6 2006
8805844 Expert search 18 2010
8918465 Authentication of service requests initiated from a social networking site 17 2010
9767212 System and method for dynamically enabling customized web content and applications 0 2011
8943002 Analytics driven engagement 17 2012
8805941 Occasionally-connected computing interface 18 2012
9672196 Methods and systems for presenting specialized content using campaign metrics 0 2013
9350598 Authentication of service requests using a communications initiation feature 7 2013
9563336 Dynamic user interface customization 0 2013
9525745 System and method for performing follow up based on user interactions 1 2014
9104970 Method and system for creating a predictive model for targeting web-page to a surfer 17 2014
9576292 Systems and methods to facilitate selling of products and services 0 2014
9569537 System and method for facilitating interactions 0 2014
9331969 Occasionally-connected computing interface 7 2014
9582579 System and method for facilitating communication 1 2014
9558276 Systems and methods for facilitating participation 0 2014
9563707 System and methods for searching and communication 0 2015
9396295 Method and system for creating a predictive model for targeting web-page to a surfer 6 2015
9590930 System and method for performing follow up based on user interactions 0 2015
 
Manhattan Associates, Inc. (2)
* 7565314 Bid positioning system 59 2003
7644020 Bid positioning system 1 2004
 
ZEBORG, INC. (1)
* 2002/0128,953 Price discovery and negotiations and related processes 15 2001
 
NEXTLIFE COMPUTING, LLC (1)
7062460 On-line auction method and system facilitating the sale of multiple product units at prices varying with volume 17 1999
 
NEC CORPORATION (1)
* 7181405 Electronic tender system 14 1999
 
BROWN BROTHERS HARRIMAN & CO. (1)
7386497 System and method for trading an instrument 16 1999
 
PAYPAL, INC. (53)
7831470 Method and apparatus for facilitating electronic commerce through providing cross-benefits during a transaction 8 1998
7827057 Method and apparatus for providing cross-benefits based on a customer activity 44 1999
6415264 System and method for determining a posting payment amount 27 1999
* 7251628 Automated purchasing agent system and method 3 1999
8290809 Determining a community rating for a user using feedback ratings of related users in an electronic environment 7 2000
7428505 Method and system for harvesting feedback and comments regarding multiple items from users of a network-based transaction facility 63 2000
* 6507822 Method and apparatus for managing the sale of aging products 13 2000
7610216 Method and system for detecting fraud 59 2000
* 7480638 Method and system automatically to remind parties to a network-based transaction to comply with obligations established under a transaction agreement 9 2001
8630938 Method and apparatus to detect fraudulent activities within a network-based auction facility 25 2001
* 2002/0059,130 Method and apparatus to detect fraudulent activities within a network-based auction facility 45 2001
7305469 Prioritization of third party access to an online commerce site 16 2001
7251620 Process and product for determining an amount of posting payment 15 2002
* 2003/0083,979 Process and product for determining an amount of posting payment 3 2002
7783555 Auction with interest rate bidding 9 2003
* 2005/0246,187 System and method to facilitate differentiated levels of service in a network-based marketplace 17 2004
8706618 Release of funds based on criteria 0 2005
7899712 Method and apparatus for facilitating online payment transactions in a network-based transaction facility 8 2006
7827056 Method and apparatus for facilitating electronic commerce through providing cross-benefits during a transaction 43 2006
7587359 Method and system for harvesting feedback and comments regarding multiple items from users of a network-based transaction facility 20 2007
* 2008/0015,949 PROCESS AND PRODUCT FOR DETERMINING AN AMOUNT OF POSTING PAYMENT 5 2007
7761341 Medium, method, and system for automatic bidding across multiple auction sites 0 2007
* 2008/0021,808 AUTOMATED PURCHASING AGENT SYSTEM AND METHOD 2 2007
8108518 Prioritization of third party access to an online commerce site 7 2007
* 2008/0046,279 PRIORITIZATION OF THIRD PARTY ACCESS TO AN ONLINE COMMERCE SITE 13 2007
8612297 Methods and systems for harvesting comments regarding events on a network-based commerce facility 4 2008
* 2009/0187,457 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A REMINDER OPTION ASSOCIATED WITH AN OBLIGATION 0 2009
8255325 Method and apparatus for facilitating online payment transactions in a network-based transaction facility using multiple payment instruments 2 2009
8548858 Method and system for detecting fraud 0 2009
* 2009/0265,211 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING FRAUD 15 2009
8015103 Auction with interest rate bidding 17 2010
* 2010/0257,087 AUCTION WITH INTEREST RATE BIDDING 6 2010
8055582 Multi currency exchanges between participants of a network-based transaction facility 10 2010
8700456 Method and apparatus for providing cross-benefits based on a customer activity 0 2010
8234164 Method and apparatus for facilitating electronic commerce through providing cross-benefits during a transaction 25 2010
8433643 Auction with interest rate bidding 2 2011
8249990 Multi currency exchanges between participants of a networked-based transaction facility 3 2011
8239533 Prioritization of third party access to an online commerce site 7 2011
8548869 System to determine posting payment amount based on specific type of item 1 2012
8510174 System to feature a posting 2 2012
8510175 System to provide a posting payment amount as a credit for purchases 2 2012
8543451 Method and apparatus for facilitating electronic commerce through providing cross-benefits during a transaction 0 2012
8793375 Prioritization of third party access to an online commerce site 4 2012
8712913 Multi currency exchanges between participants 0 2012
8635098 Determining a community rating for a user using feedback ratings of related users in an electronic environment 3 2012
8738455 Systems and methods to determine a value relating to a post 0 2013
9614934 Methods and systems for harvesting comments regarding users on a network-based facility 0 2013
9679323 Prioritization of third party access to an online commerce site 0 2014
9626705 Prioritization of third party access to an online commerce site 0 2014
9589289 Prioritization of third party access to an online commerce site 0 2014
9508094 Prioritization of third party access to an online commerce site 0 2014
8918505 Prioritization of third party access to an online commerce site 4 2014
9697553 Method and apparatus for providing cross-benefits based on a customer activity 0 2014
 
SERMO, INC. (7)
8239240 Method and apparatus for conducting an information brokering service 0 2006
8160915 Method and apparatus for conducting an information brokering service 0 2006
8019637 Method and apparatus for conducting an information brokering service 1 2006
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* 2007/0055,612 Method and apparatus for conducting an information brokering service 7 2006
8626561 Method and apparatus for conducting an information brokering service 0 2011
 
INVENTOR HOLDINGS, LLC (5)
7899737 Method, system and computer program product for facilitating an auction behavior and automatic bidding in an auction 0 2006
7801802 Method, system and computer program product for facilitating an auction behavior and automatic bidding in an auction 9 2006
8630916 System and method for encouraging competitive participation in an auction 0 2006
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8548895 Method, system and computer program product for facilitating an auction behavior and automatic bidding in an auction 0 2011
 
HARRISON, Shelton E. (1)
* 2007/0168,218 ELECTRONIC BOND AND GUARANTY PROCESS AND BUSINESS METHOD 4 2007
 
MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC (3)
* 2009/0240,549 RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM FOR A TASK BROKERAGE SYSTEM 2 2008
* 2009/0240,539 MACHINE LEARNING SYSTEM FOR A TASK BROKERAGE SYSTEM 1 2008
* 2011/0029,352 BROKERING SYSTEM FOR LOCATION-BASED TASKS 4 2009
 
AMEDESA, INC. (1)
8954539 Method and system for providing targeted content to a surfer 19 2012
 
Unimicron Technology Corp. (1)
* 2010/0252,303 CIRCUIT BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF 5 2010
 
PRICEBARGAINS.COM, LLC (2)
* 2001/0056,395 Internet bargaining system 69 2001
* 2004/0220,884 Intelligent internet bargaining system 19 2002
 
RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (1)
* 2008/0113,189 Method for Producing Polyester Nanocomposites 2 2007
 
LSF NETWORK, INC. (1)
* 2006/0047,581 Enhanced auction mechanism for online transactions 11 2005
 
GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATIONS LABORATORIES, INC. (2)
* 8781942 System and method for matching electronic proposals to electronic requests 0 2006
* 2007/0124,231 System and Method for Matching Electronic Proposals to Electronic Requests 24 2006
 
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (1)
* 2003/0009,391 System for electronically submitting and monitoring copy reproduction jobs 4 2001
 
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC. (1)
* 2016/0214,533 AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE CAMERAS USED FOR NEAR REAL-TIME IMAGING 0 2015
 
Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (5)
* 6023685 Computer controlled event ticket auctioning system 237 1997
6704713 Computer controlled event ticket auctioning system 145 2000
6907405 Computer controlled priority right auctioning system 87 2001
7747507 Computer controlled auction system 15 2005
8732033 Computer-based right distribution system with temporal variation 0 2006
 
MITEL NETWORKS CORPORATION (1)
* 7415435 Quotation mechanism for service environments 10 2000
 
HARBINGER ENTERPRISES, L.L.C. (1)
* 6064981 Method for online display and negotiation of cargo rates 228 1999
 
SKANSKA, AB (1)
* 2004/0210,490 Tool for managing bids 17 2004
 
Paid Search Engine Tools, LLC (1)
7974912 Paid search engine bid management 1 2006
 
Advantage Data Inc. (1)
8706593 System for access to and exchange of market data 0 2012
 
Voyager Technologies, Inc. (1)
7865420 Real time electronic commerce telecommunication system and method 5 2001
 
ASOID NETWORK FACILITY, LLC (3)
* 2002/0046,137 Method for computerized wagering 66 2001
* 2004/0107,158 Real time network exchange with seller specified exchange parameters and interactive seller participation 11 2003
* 2007/0073,609 Method for computerized wagering 6 2006
 
HARRISON, SHELTON E, JR. (5)
7343339 Electronic bond and guaranty process and business method 17 2001
* 2001/0039,524 Electronic bond & guaranty process and business method 25 2001
7853515 Electronic bond and guaranty process and business method 6 2007
8595145 Electronic bond and guaranty process and business method 0 2010
* 2011/0066,523 ELECTRONIC BOND AND GUARANTY PROCESS AND BUSINESS METHOD 2 2010
 
CFPH, LLC (1)
6850907 Automated price improvement protocol processor 207 1998
 
YAHOO HOLDINGS, INC. (1)
* 2017/0098,261 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ONLINE TASK EXCHANGE 0 2015
 
VNS Corporation (1)
* 2007/0130,052 Vehicular Data Exchange System And Method Therefor 1 2007
 
Zowi.com, Inc (1)
6173269 Method and apparatus for executing electronic commercial transactions with minors 289 1999
 
RDM Corporation (5)
* 7577611 Method and system for thin client based image and transaction management 9 2007
* 2008/0073,423 Method and system for thin client based image and transaction management 12 2007
* 8566186 Method and system for thin client based image and transaction management 2 2009
* 9373105 Method and system for thin client based image and transaction management 0 2013
* 2014/0195,438 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THIN CLIENT BASED IMAGE AND TRANSACTION MANAGEMENT 0 2013
 
RESOURCE CONSORTIUM LIMITED (2)
6343738 Automatic broker tools and techniques 117 2000
6547134 Automatic broker tools and techniques 24 2001
 
MEDPOOL.COM, INC. (1)
* 2002/0065,769 Method and apparatus for processing unmet demand 51 2001
 
BGC PARTNERS, INC. (14)
8145557 Bid/offer spread trading 11 2001
* 2002/0198,816 Systems and methods for bid/offer spread trading 71 2001
* 2005/0038,732 Systems and methods for bid/offer liquidity spread trading 32 2003
* 2005/0038,731 Systems and methods for bid/offer liquidity spread trading 28 2003
8930256 Keyboard trading system 0 2003
8566212 Electronic systems and methods for providing a trading interface with advanced features 2 2003
8131625 Customizable trading display of market data 1 2003
8131626 Customizable trading display of market data 4 2004
8219480 Systems and methods for protecting against erroneous price entries in the electronic trading of financial and other instruments 0 2005
8229832 Systems and methods for establishing first on the follow trading priority in electronic trading systems 0 2006
8121929 Apparatus and methods for automatic trade execution in a trading system 0 2007
8117109 Systems and methods for establishing first on the follow trading priority in electronic trading systems 1 2007
8725623 Systems and methods for controlling traders from manipulating electronic trading markets 0 2008
8738501 Controlling traders from manipulating electronic trading markets 0 2008
 
eWinWin, Inc. (8)
7818212 Multiple criteria buying and selling model 48 1999
7693748 Method and system for configuring a set of information including a price and volume schedule for a product 67 2003
* 2003/0126,040 E-commerce volume pricing 23 2003
7689463 Multiple supplier system and method for transacting business 50 2003
7593871 Multiple price curves and attributes 64 2005
7689469 E-commerce volume pricing 61 2006
7747473 Demand aggregation system 49 2006
7815114 Dynamic discount card tied to price curves and group discounts 40 2008
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