eBay Allowed To Continue Using "Buy It Now" Feature

Law360, New York (July 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Consumers on eBay.com will be able to keep on using the site's Buy It Now feature, after a judge on Friday denied MercExchange LLC's request for a permanent injunction against eBay Inc. over patents relating to a method to buy items for auction immediately at a preset price.

The decision puts to rest a years-long dispute about whether eBay should be enjoined to stop using 'Buy It Now' feature after a 2003 jury found that the auction site had infringed on MercExchange's business patents.

When MercExchange...
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