Overstock.com Says 'Patent Trolls' Backed Down

Law360, New York (March 14, 2014, 8:45 PM ET) -- Online shopping company Overstock.com Inc. said Thursday that it credited its policy of aggressively defending against lawsuits by so-called patent trolls with the decision of two such companies to drop infringement suits against it without any settlement.

Execware LLC dismissed a suit against Overstock.com over a data-sorting patent March 7, and Eclipse IP LLC dropped its suit against the company over three e-commerce patents Feb. 24. In both cases, Overstock.com said it paid nothing in exchange for the dismissals.

"They just walked away," Overstock.com CEO Patrick...
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