EBay, PayPal Victorious In Online Billing Appeal

Law360, New York (December 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has handed another victory to eBay Inc. and its subcompany PayPal Inc., upholding a ruling by a Wisconsin district court that the PayPal online billing system did not infringe a rival Web company’s patent.

A panel of three federal circuit judges struck down an appeal from Netcraft Corp. that alleged the district court had wrongly dismissed a patent lawsuit over the online billing system.

A point of contention in the appeal was whether the district court had...
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