Amazon Settles With Cendant Over Patent Suits

Law360, New York (October 26, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Online retailer Inc. settled two patent lawsuits with Cendant Publishing Inc. this month, with undisclosed terms that include mutual non-exclusive cross licenses to the patents. Amazon revealed the settlement details in its 2006 third quarter earnings report, filed Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The companies have been engaged in on-again off-again bickering since October 2004, when Cendant Corp. (which has since become Cendant Publishing, a unit of Avis Budget Group Inc.), alleged in a federal lawsuit that Amazon’s "recommendations" feature infringed on a...
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