Posts Tagged: ebay

Understanding the eBay VeRO Program

Collectors love eBay because it allows them access to items them may never otherwise be able to purchase. Bargain hunters love eBay for the ability to buy …
By Heather Antoine
7 months ago 0

Portfolio Management: A Reassessment May Be In Order

For hoarders, once an item comes into their possession, such individuals develop an unreasonable emotional attachment to it. As these possessions, many of which are viewed by …
By Paul Lerner
9 months ago 0

Black Friday, Cyber Monday results prove that e-commerce continues to make gains

As bleak as the picture looked for brick-and-mortar retail, it was much brighter for e-commerce and online retail, which saw their best day ever. According to global …
By Steve Brachmann
11 months ago 0

eBay seeks patents on interactive fitting rooms and other brick-and-mortar tech

The patent filing activities of eBay are fairly active, the company placing 149th overall in 2014 in terms of patents earned from the U.S. Patent and Trademark …
By Steve Brachmann
11 months ago 10

Late October gains on Wall Street bolstered by strong tech earnings

Although some tech companies publishing earnings reports had rockier third quarters than others, performance was very good almost across the board, making now a very good time …
By Steve Brachmann
12 months ago 0

eBay removes spin bike listings because ‘spin’ is apparently trademarked

VeRO is ebay’s Verified Rights Owner program. VeRO allows a right’s owner (someone who has a verified trademark, copyright, etc.) to request removal of an …
By Heather Antoine
1 year ago 0

No permanent injunction threat leads to refusal to deal with patent owners

Simply stated, Lemley is wrong and his suggestion that eBay v. MercExhange is at all positive, let alone the best development, strikes me as utterly ridiculous. The …
By Gene Quinn
1 year ago 32

Grant Street Group and Realauction LLC Headed to Trial

The pending litigation between Grant Street Group and finally appears to be headed for trial. A trial date for Grant Street Group v., …
By Jason Williams
4 years ago 0

Is Your Patent Portfolio Safe from the Supreme Court?

The Prometheus decision shows that you can never know for sure what the outcome will be once you arrive at the Supreme Court. We also know that …

Counterfeiting, A Growing Worldwide Problem

Counterfeiting is a far bigger story than loses to big companies and the associated loss of downstream economic activity. Those that support counterfeiters by buying knock-off goods …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 2

Stay Ordered: Paul Allen Patent Litigation Takes Abrupt Detour

The focus of the litigation now shifts to the Patent Office. How Allen’s patent claims will fare in that forum is unknown, but certainly his odds …
By Scott M. Daniels
5 years ago 3

Happy 5th Anniversary: The Impact of eBay v. MercExchange

Since the Supreme Court's decision in eBay v. MercExchange there have been 131 cases where a permanent injunction has issued and 43 cases where a permanent injunction has been …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 6

Just Common Sense: U.S. Supreme Court is Anti-Innovation

If you are anti-patent then you are anti-innovation because those who innovate are not the behemoths of industry, but rather start-up companies that absolutely require patents in …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 127

The Roberts Supreme Court: Pro-Business and Anti-Patent?

The latest edition of Fortune magazine has John Roberts, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, on the cover proclaiming the Roberts Court to be the …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 37

Complaint Dismissed: Paul Allen’s Patent Trolling Complaint Against Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Others Hits Snag

If the remainder of her decision is any evidence as to what she was thinking, it seems pretty clear to me that if she were forced to …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 8