Jury Says The Gap Didn't Rip Off Gift Card Patent

Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal jury found Friday that The Gap Inc. had not infringed a patent related to gift card activation technology held by nonpracticing entity Alexsam Inc., marking the patent holder's second defeat at trial this month.

Following a five-day trial, jurors returned a verdict that the clothing retailer hadn't infringed Alexsam's U.S. Patent Number 6,189,787, which the company has also asserted against McDonald's Corp., Home Depot USA Inc. and several others. Alexsam had been seeking as much as $34.5 million at trial.

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