Newegg nukes corporate troll Alcatel in third patent appeal win this year

Posted by BernardSwiss on May 17, 2013 12:00 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Joe Mullin
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In 2011, Alcatel-Lucent had American e-commerce on the ropes. The French telecom had sued eight big retailers and Intuit, saying that their e-commerce operations infringed Alcatel patents; one by one, they were folding. Kmart, QVC, Lands' End, and Intuit paid up at various stages of the litigation. Just before trial began, Zappos, Sears, and Amazon also settled. That left two companies holding the bag:, and Newegg, a company whose top lawyer had vowed not to ever settle with patent trolls.

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