Fed. Circ. Affirms $2.5M Award In Trading Software Suit

Law360, New York (February 25, 2010, 6:50 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a $2.5 million infringement ruling against commodities exchange operator eSpeed Inc. and several affiliates in a long-running patent suit brought by Trading Technologies International Inc. over its commodity trading software.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday affirmed a district court's ruling that eSpeed, Ecco LLC, Eccoware Ltd., and eSpeed International Ltd. nonwillfully infringed two TTI patents with one of their service products, though not two other accused products.

The district court correctly precluded TTI from...
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