Patent Troll Sues eBay For Daring To Ask Patent Office For Patent Re-Exam

Posted by BernardSwiss on Aug 28, 2014 7:50 AM EDT
Techdirt; By Mike Masnick
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Over at Popehat, there's a fascinating story about the depths to which patent trolls will go to "protect" their business models. The story involves Landmark Technologies, a troll we wrote about earlier this year for its rather aggressive take on patent trolling. Landmark holds patent 6,289,319: 'Automatic Business and Financial Transaction Processing System.' Or, as the EFF puts it more succinctly: paying with a credit card online. eBay recognized that Landmark's trolling was bad news, and filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a re-exam of three patents.

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