Monday, January 23, 2006

US Supreme Court to Consider Patent Case

According to Tech Law Journal, the US Supreme court has granted cerciorati in the eBay v. Mercexchange, which involves a claim by Mercexchange that eBay infringes three patents ( U.S. Patent No. 5,845,265, U.S. Patent No. 6,085,176, U.S. Patent No. 6,202,051) by allowing sales at a fixed price. The case seems to involve only the issue of whether injuctive relief is available to patent cases or not, but actually can have broader consequences because the Court will probably have to also rule or comment on the assertion by Mercexchange that patents are a form of property.
Another cold day in London.

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