Court Stays eBay, MercExchange Patent Suit

Law360, New York (May 16, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has granted eBay’s petition to stay a closely watched patent lawsuit brought by MercExchange, stopping the case from going back to the district court until the Supreme Court rules on eBay's request to hear the case.

In granting eBay's petition to stay the case, the Federal Circuit considered whether there was both a reasonable probability that the Supreme Court would accept eBay's appeal and a fair prospect that the majority of the Supreme Court would reverse one...
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