Global Patent Index - EP 1238525 A2

EP 1238525 A2 2002-09-11 - METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING ELECTRONIC AUCTIONS

Title (en)

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING ELECTRONIC AUCTIONS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND SYSTEM ZUR DURCHFÜHRUNG VON ELEKTRONISCHEN AUKTIONEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE ET SYSTEME PERMETTANT D'EFFECTUER DES ENCHERES ELECTRONIQUES

Publication

EP 1238525 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 99959465 A

Priority

FI 9901024 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0022906A2] The present invention relates generally to a system for performing electronic sale of products. The products may be new goods, secondary market goods, services, collectibles etc.. The present invention relates more particularly to implementing electronic auctions and to measures for making their use easier for an average user. One idea of the present invention is providing the communication between the user and the auction management system using short message service (SMS) of a mobile communication system (214, 250, 260, 262, 270, 280, 290). The short messages can be transferred from a mobile phone to the mobile center in order to make conditional purchase offers, and short messages from the mobile center to the mobile phone can be used for giving information on products, current prices and accepted offers. The communication between the mobile center and the auction management system (290) can also be based on short messages, or some type of data connection. The user of the auction service does not need to have a continuous telephone connection to the service provider. The user does neither need to make specific agreements with the service provider or a bank for the purchase payments in order to use the auction service.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04M 3/42; G06F 17/60; H04Q 7/22

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 20/00 (2012.01); G06Q 30/00 (2012.01); G06Q 40/00 (2012.01); H04M 3/493 (2006.01); H04W 4/00 (2009.01); H04W 4/14 (2009.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06Q 40/04 (2013.01); G06Q 20/12 (2013.01); G06Q 20/16 (2013.01); G06Q 20/322 (2013.01); G06Q 20/3229 (2013.01); G06Q 20/425 (2013.01); G06Q 30/08 (2013.01); H04M 3/493 (2013.01); H04M 15/68 (2013.01); H04M 15/805 (2013.01); H04W 4/24 (2013.01); H04M 2203/105 (2013.01); H04M 2203/1058 (2013.01); H04M 2215/0196 (2013.01); H04M 2215/2026 (2013.01); H04M 2215/204 (2013.01); H04M 2215/28 (2013.01); H04M 2215/32 (2013.01); H04M 2215/7457 (2013.01); H04W 4/00 (2013.01); H04W 4/14 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0022906A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 0022906 A2 20000427; WO 0022906 A3 20001109; AU 1663000 A 20000508; AU 2443100 A 20000508; EP 1238525 A2 20020911

INPADOC legal status


2005-07-13 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20050111

2004-04-14 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN APPLICATION

- Owner name: ANTEA WIRELESS OY

2003-08-06 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20030616

2002-09-11 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20020710

2002-09-11 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2002-09-11 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI