Monday, October 17, 2011

EDTX Jury Exonerates Newegg and Overstock; Invalidates Alcatel Patent

Last Friday a jury in the Eastern District of Texas returned a verdict in favor of defendants Newegg and Overstock and against plaintiff Alcatel Lucent. Alcatel originally sued several ecommerce retailers on three patents. However, eight of the ten defendants eventually settled, leaving only Newegg and Overstock. The jury concluded that Newegg and Overstock do not infringe any of the three asserted patents and that U.S. Patent No. 5,649,131 is invalid. Newegg and Overstock prevailed on every question submitted to the jury.

Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. v., Inc., et. al., 6-09-cv-00422 (TXED October 14, 2011, Verdict)(Davis, J.)

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