Global Patent Index - EP 1208488 A4

EP 1208488 A4 20020717 - METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ELECTRONIC BIDDING SYSTEMS

Title (en)

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ELECTRONIC BIDDING SYSTEMS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNGEN FüR ELEKTRONISCHE ANBIETUNGSSYSTEME

Title (fr)

PROCEDES ET APPAREILS DESTINES A DES SYSTEMES ELECTRONIQUES D'OFFRES

Publication

EP 1208488 A4 20020717 (EN)

Application

EP 00908794 A 20000224

Priority

  • US 0004814 W 20000224
  • US 12145899 P 19990224
  • US 41049099 A 19990930
  • US 40983699 A 19990930
  • US 15858299 P 19991007
  • US 16178999 P 19991027

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0050970A2] A system, method and apparatus aggregates buyer client needs and anonymously presents these needs to one or more vendor clients to request quotes. According to one embodiment (see Fig. 1), buyer clients [14A and 14B] present quote requests which may be binding to an intermediary [12]. The intermediary aggregates these buyer client quote requests in order to receive enhanced terms from vendor clients [16A and 16B]. The identity of the aggregated buyer client may remain anonymous. Individual buyer clients may initiate a quote request, which will be posted anonymously to allow other buyer clients to join in, or the intermediary can post regular quote requests based on an optimization of the preferences of the buyer client community and the demand based on prior trades. Several other embodiments are identified which provide variations of the system, method and apparatus to optimize it for particular user needs.

IPC 1-7

G06F 17/60

IPC 8 full level

G06Q 40/00 (2012.01)

IPC 8 main group level

G06F (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G06Q 40/04 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

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  • See also references of WO 0050970A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 0050970 A2 20000831; WO 0050970 A3 20001214; WO 0050970 A9 20020926; AU 3007100 A 20000914; EP 1208488 A2 20020529; EP 1208488 A4 20020717

DOCDB simple family (application)

US 0004814 W 20000224; AU 3007100 A 20000222; EP 00908794 A 20000224