Posts Tagged: ebay


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
5 years 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
5 years 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
5 years ago 32

Grant Street Group and Realauction LLC Headed to Trial

The pending litigation between Grant Street Group and Realauction.com finally appears to be headed for trial. A trial date for Grant Street Group v. Realauction.com, …
By Jason Williams
7 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 years ago 8

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Sues Apple, Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Others for Patent Infringement

On Friday, August 27, 2010, Interval Research Corporation brought a patent infringement lawsuit against a who’s who of tech companies in the United States District Court for the …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 33

In Search Of a Definition for the term “Patent Troll”

The reality is that the term patent troll seems to be more in the eye of the beholder than anything else. So a patent troll is whoever …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 62

eBay’s PayPal Sued for $11.4 Billion for Patent Infringement

The complaint seeks $3.8 billion in damages at a minimum, but no event less than a fair and full reasonable royalty, but also seeks tripled damages as a …
By Gene Quinn
10 years ago 3