$35M Patent Verdict Against eBay

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 28, 2003

From AP: “A federal jury has ruled that eBay’s model for selling fixed-price merchandise violates a patent filed by a Virginia attorney, a ruling that could force the online auction house to shed as much as a third of its total business. The decision: Mercexchange, LLC v. eBAY, Inc and Half.com, Inc., May 27, 2003 (pdf).

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