Injunction In eBay Patent Case Remains Undecided

Law360 (June 13, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge said on Tuesday that he would not decide immediately whether to issue a permanent injunction forcing eBay Inc. to stop using a feature that allows consumers to buy items up for auction immediately at a pre-set price.

The decision marks the end of a years-long patent case between eBay and competitor MercExchange Inc. that resulted in a precedent-setting Supreme Court case in 2006. eBay was found to be infringing MercExchange's patent in 2003, but the dispute over whether it should be enjoined to stop...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.