eBay Asks Supreme Court To Review Injunctions In Patent Cases

Law360, New York (July 28, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeal to the Supreme Court of a dispute between eBay and MercExchange over business methods raises fundamental questions about the use of injunctions during the appeals process in patent infringement cases, patent attorneys say.

The petition, filed on Monday, comes as Washington considers sweeping patent reform and underscores industry contention about injunction issues.

eBay claims the company is at a disadvantage when courts issue damaging injunctions during the often lengthy appeals process and requests changes that are sure to cause a clash between the computer...
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