AT&T Sues eBay, PayPal Over Payment System Patent

Law360 (November 20, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- AT&T Corp. filed a lawsuit against online auction company eBay Inc. and its PayPal Inc. unit in the U.S. District Court of Delaware in Wilmington , alleging that their online payment systems infringe its patent on secure internet payments.

AT&T is asking the court for a permanent injunction preventing eBay and PayPal from using the technology, as well as the profits and revenues the companies gained from its use and an award of compensatory damages.

AT&T said its patent no. 5,329,589, "Mediation of transactions by a...
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