Supreme Court Hearing Casts Shadow On eBay

Law360, New York (March 29, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Online auctioneer eBay Inc. may be feeling the heat after its much-anticipated apperance at the U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up Wednesday, with many analysts predicting the Court would refrain from weakening the use of permanent injunctions as a result of eBay’s appeal.

Justices were critical of the company’s attempt to fend off a permanent injunction for patent infringement – something eBay succeeded in doing in district court. However, the Supreme Court gave no sure hint that patent holding firm MercExchange LLC was the victor in its...
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