Bed Bath & Beyond Goes On Offensive Over Sears IP

Law360, New York (July 31, 2009, 12:40 PM EDT) -- Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. has filed a declaratory judgment suit against rival retail chain Sears Brands LLC, claiming that it has not infringed a patent held by Sears covering an online bridal and gift registry system.

In an amended complaint filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Bed Bath & Beyond asked the court to rule that the retailer hasn't infringed Sears-held U.S. Patent Number 5,970,474.

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