Archive for July 29, 2007

Judge Permits eBay’s ‘Buy It Now’ Feature – New York Times

Judge Permits eBay’s ‘Buy It Now’ Feature – New York Times

In his ruling, Judge Friedman said the company was not irreparably harmed because it continued to make money from its patents, either by licensing them outright or by threatening litigation against those it believed infringed upon them.”MercExchange has utilized its patents as a sword to extract money rather than as a shield to protect its right to exclude or its market share, reputation, good will, or name recognition, as MercExchange appears to possess none of these,” he wrote.

The truth.  It burns.

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