NYTimes: EBay Settles Its Patent Dispute
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Date: 28 Feb 2008 21:05
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MercExchange claimed to own patents around the “buy it now” feature on eBay and sued the company in 2001, kicking off seven long years of court hearings, massive legal bills and articles like this one. Today eBay and MercExchange are announcing a settlement of that circuitous dispute. The parties are not disclosing the terms, but eBay says it is acquiring the patents in question, plus a license to another search-related patent portfolio not involved in the lawsuit.
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