Patent Case vs. Newegg Ends with a Shellshocker

Subject: General Tech | January 31, 2013 - 12:19 PM |
Tagged: patents, Patent, newegg

What is obvious, wrought with prior art, and worth 2.5 million dollars?

One less thing.

Soverain, a company who sues other companies for patent infringement as a profession (because according to Ars Technica, they do not make any sales), has been taking a cut of many online retailers for a decade. Victoria's Secret was mandated to pay just over $9 million in damages while Avon was ordered to pay just under $9 million and both must pay just over a percent in royalties. Newegg also lost their suit, and was ordered to pay $2.5M in damages. They appealed, and won.

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Soverain? You took it from a geek. Hard.

Ars Technica did their characteristic investigative reporting and compiled the wake of legal problems caused by Soverain. Ultimately it was prior art from CompuServe which proved to a panel of three judges exactly how obvious the patents actually are during Newegg's appeals hearing.

The outcome of Newegg's appeal also wiped out the other rulings. Anything that makes scantily clad Victoria's Secret models happy must be a good thing, right?

Source: Ars Technica

The Intel 32 in 32 Challenge on Facebook

Subject: General Tech | November 15, 2011 - 12:28 PM |
Tagged: newegg, Intel, contest, 32 in 32

Win an Incredible Intel Unlocked PC & More On Facebook

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32 in 32 Challenge Win weekly unlocked prize packages from Intel and Newegg starting November 14. Take home the grand prize and you'll fly to Newegg HQ for a chance to build your own Intel Enthusiast PC valued at over $5,000. Weekly prize bundles include Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition processors, Intel Desktop Boards, Intel Solid-State Drives, and other system components.

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Each week is a chance to win a different unlocked prize package. To win the grand prize, create and submit a video explaining in about 32 seconds why you deserve to a chance to build your ultimate unlocked PC.

For complete rules and entry details, check out Intel’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Intel?sk=app_151472421569461

Source: Intel