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Jury Says Sears, Overstock.com Owe $15M In Tech Patent Row

Law360, Los Angeles (January 16, 2015, 11:06 PM EST) -- A Texas federal jury on Friday decided that Sears Holding Corp. and Overstock.com Inc. owe $15 million to Droplets Inc., in the first trial over a series of suits accusing high-profile online retailers and others of incorporating patent-infringing technology into their websites.

After deliberating for roughly three hours, the jury said Droplets had sufficiently shown that the defendants infringed one claim in U.S. Patent No. 6,687,745; two claims in U.S. Patent No. 7,502,838; and three claims in U.S. Patent No. 8,402,115. The patents cover technology allowing...
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