EBay Vows Fight Over Final Judgment In Patent Suit

Law360, New York (December 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Online auctioneer eBay Inc. has vowed to appeal a district court ruling that handed a victory to MercExchange LLC earlier this week in the long-running patent dispute between the two companies.

Judge Jerome B. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Eastern Virginia issued a final judgment late Tuesday in a long-running patent battle over eBay's “Buy it Now” feature.

Friedman said in court documents filed Tuesday that no just reason for further delay exists. The amount of the judgment against eBay is...
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