Online Retailers Targeted Over E-Commerce Patent

Law360, New York (February 1, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A slew of online retailers, including Expedia, Travelocity, Hotels.com, and Cendant Corp., have been targeted in a new lawsuit over a patent that extends e-commerce technology to third-party websites.

The complaint, filed in a Texas district court, alleges that DDR Holdings and its managing director, Daniel Ross, own rights to two patents involving e-commerce outsourcing systems.

The patents cover a method that provides hosts with transparent, context sensitive e-commerce supported pages. Upon activation of the provided link, a visitor computer is served with a page with...
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