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eBay, MercExchange end 'Buy it now' patent feud

It took forever, but the auction service and the e-commerce technology company finally agree to a confidential settlement in which the disputed intellectual property will change hands.

By February 28, 2008


Firm to buy up patents to ward off 'patent trolls'

San Francisco start-up RPX says it plans to buy patents for products it neither produces nor sells in order to offer legal protection for companies such as clients Cisco Systems and IBM.

By November 24, 2008


Patent Office chief aims to be 'technology neutral'

The 200-year-old system wasn't meant to rule out patents on software and business methods, and it's also pretty well built for weeding out the "trolls," says Jon Dudas.

By March 28, 2008