Eon-Net Targets Barnes & Noble Over 3 Patents

Law360, New York (January 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- British Virgin Islands-based patent holder Eon-Net LP has sued bookseller Barnes & Noble Inc. for allegedly infringing three patents related to information processing software.

In a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, Eon-Net alleges that Barnes & Noble infringes three of Eon-Net's patents through its online order system.

Eon-Net said that Barnes & Noble's online system infringes U.S. Patent Numbers 6,683,697; 7,075,673; and 7,184,162, issued in 2004, 2006 and 2007, respectively. All are titled “Information processing methodology” and...
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