Supreme Court Throws Out eBay Injunction

Law360, New York (May 15, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has set aside a permanent injunction against retailer eBay Inc. in the company’s much-watched patent battle with e-commerce technology developer MercExchange LLC, in a ruling that is likely to have a significant impact on companies seeking permanent injunctions in future cases.

The Court’s ruling trumped a previous ruling in favor of MercExchange handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The justices said the appeals court had failed to apply the appropriate tests for determining whether an injunction...
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