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[ NNSquad ] "Shopping cart" patent rolls to a halt at the Supreme Court

"Shopping cart" patent rolls to a halt at the Supreme Court

http://j.mp/1fviGlK  (Ars Technica)

    The company that pushed an "online shopping cart" patent into the
    courts-and successfully made tens of millions of dollars off
    it-has finally been stopped.  Despite losing on appeal last year
    to online retailer Newegg, Soverain Software pushed ahead with an
    attempted en banc appeal, and then, surprisingly, a Supreme Court
    petition. In its petition (PDF), Soverain argued that the US Court
    of Appeals for the Federal Circuit had inappropriately usurped the
    jury's power, considering not just legal standards but actually
    ruling on the fact.  That deprived Soverain of its Seventh
    Amendment right to a jury trial, its lawyers argued.

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