The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has affirmed online electronics retailer Newegg’s 2011 victory against Alcatel-Lucent, in a patent infringement lawsuit, says Newegg.
Lee Cheng (Chief legal officer, Newegg): To date, we have invalidated four e-commerce patents that have been used to extract hundreds of millions of dollars in protection money. We believe that fighting patent trolls is the right thing to do.
On May 15, 2013, the Federal Circuit upheld the original decision, days after listening to the parties’ arguments in Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 10, 2013.
In October 2011, Newegg and co-defendant, Overstock.com, took the case to trial. Alcatel-Lucent had asserted that the online retailers infringed three patents covering e-commerce.