Fed. Circ. Affirms DaimlerChrysler's E-Commerce Patent Wins

Law360, New York (August 9, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday mostly affirmed DaimlerChrysler Corp. and Mercedes-Benz USA Inc.’s victory in two intertwined lawsuits over an e-commerce patent owned by Taurus IP LLC.

The appeals court affirmed Daimler’s defeat of Taurus’s original infringement lawsuit, as well as the automaker’s win in its own parallel suit accusing the patent’s prior owner, Orion IP LLC, of improperly selling it to Taurus.

Both suits revolved around U.S. Patent No. 6,141,658, titled “Computer system and method for managing sales information.” The patent claims to protect a...
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