Newegg defeats patent troll who claims it invented the shopping cart

By Rick
Jan 28, 2013
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  1. Presenting CompuServe's ancient online "mall" as an example of Precambian prior art, Newegg successfully defeated Soverain Software's supposed patent claim to what is essentially the modern day shopping cart. If Soverain had won the verdict, there's a good chance nearly...

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  2. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I read Ars' interview with Newegg's lead legal officer yesterday. I always loved Newegg, but since yesterday I love them even more. Might just pull the trigger on a couple of items on my wish list after this.
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,508   +550

    Good for Newegg!
  4. treeski

    treeski TS Evangelist Posts: 935   +164

    Excellent. Way to go Newegg!
  5. Sniped_Ash

    Sniped_Ash TS Addict Posts: 222   +77

    Yay! Go Newegg!
  6. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Guru Posts: 592   +50

    Atta boy, Newegg!!
  7. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,134   +502

    So does this mean the victims of this troll company can now sue it in return?
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  8. havok585

    havok585 TS Enthusiast Posts: 115   +19

    Ofc Newegg won, I bought from them !
  9. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,197   +171

    5 out of 5 Eggs!
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  10. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,415   +305

    Would hope they could at least recover the court costs and damages from their trials...
  11. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,501   +429

    "plus a one percent royalty on all future web sales." I'd hope these companies have some good lawyers, because thats a whole lot of money over the years. And for something as absurd as claiming trademark for the term Shopping Cart.

    Glad Newegg has finally stopped these *** hats.
  12. spencer

    spencer TS Enthusiast Posts: 202   +22

    That's pretty awesome
  13. Critica1Hit

    Critica1Hit TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Once you know, you don't troll.
  14. DADEO1

    DADEO1 TS Rookie

    Once you know, you Newegg. 5 Eggs
    Next up, the Podcast patent suits.

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