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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


eBay wins stay in MercExchange case

A federal appeals court grants the stay to allow the Supreme Court time to review the case or send it back to lower courts.

By May 13, 2005


eBay wins round in 'Buy it now' patent redux

Judge won't force the auction giant to stop using the MercExchange patent, but the tiny patent-licensing firm plans to appeal.

By July 30, 2007


Restoring the patent balance of power

IP attorney John A. Artz says to expect reverberations from the Supreme Court's recent eBay v. MercExchange decision.

June 8, 2006


eBay wins first round in patent re-exam

Patent Office's initial nod in MercExchange patent re-exam could rescue auction giant from costly infringement judgment.

By March 29, 2005