Overstock, Newegg Didn't Infringe Alcatel Patents: Jury

Law360, New York (October 17, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal jury found Friday that Overstock.com Inc. and Newegg.com Inc. did not infringe three patents for e-commerce and search engine technology held by Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. and that two of the patent claims at issue were invalid. 

After a four-day trial, the jury found that Alcatel-Lucent failed to prove online retailers Overstock and Newegg, the only two defendants remaining in the suit, infringed on U.S. Patent Numbers 5,649,131; 5,623,656; and 5,404,507. 

The jury also found two claims of the '131 patent, titled "Communications Protocol,"...
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