Software Co. Must Pay $18M For Flouting Patent Suit Injunction

Law360, Los Angeles (August 19, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Friday found Lawson Software Inc. in contempt of an injunction in a suit over online sales patents, ordering the company to pay roughly $18 million because it didn't make substantial changes to software infringing patents owned by ePlus Inc.

U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne determined that, after a permanent injunction went into effect in May 2011, Lawson considered significant changes to its allegedly infringing software but decided not to make any of them.

Lawson contends that it altered product features...
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