Fed. Circ. To Rehear Claim Status In Newegg Patent Row

Law360, Los Angeles (June 13, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit said Thursday that for purposes of clarification it would rehear the status of two claims in one of Soverain Software LLC’s patents covering electronic commerce that the court invalidated earlier this year, saying further briefing was needed to determine if a genuine dispute existed.

The decision came after the appeals court vacated a Texas jury's $2.5 million verdict against Newegg Inc. and invalidated three Soverain patents in a unanimous opinion in January, saying they were made obvious in view of prior art. Soverain's...
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