Amazon, Others Seek To Nix 337 Probe Over Stools

Law360, New York (March 15, 2010, 3:12 PM EDT) -- Amazon.com Inc., Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and several other companies have asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to terminate an investigation into their alleged infringement of a step stool design patent, arguing that the patent-in-suit is invalid due to obviousness.

The respondents lodged their answers Thursday and Friday to an amended complaint filed by B&R Plastics Inc., which licenses the patent.

In addition to Bed Bath and Amazon, responses were filed by The Home Depot Inc., LTD Commodities LLC, The Container Store Inc., Euromarket Designs...
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