Small Internet Firm Wins $8.5M In Patent, Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (October 6, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The jury found that Xap Corp., which makes Internet technology for universities, violated one of two patents asserted by its rival, CollegeNet Inc., and violated federal antitrust laws by misleading students.

After a nine-day trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, the jury awarded CollegeNet $4.5 million over Xap’s antitrust violations, plus $4 million for patent infringement claims.

CollegeNet, based in Portland, Ore., filed the lawsuit against Culver City, Calif.-based Xap in September 2003. The jury’s special verdict was handed down Nov....
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