Jury Returns Verdict in Favor of E-Retailers in Alcatel-Lucent Case
- October 17, 2011
October 17, 2011- A Texas jury returned a verdict of no infringement foll0wing a trial in the 2009 Alcatel-Lucent case against Newegg and Overstock. (Defendants Amazon, Zappos, Netflix, QVC, and Sears settled prior to trial.) The jury found that neither Newegg nor Overstock infringes three of the six originally asserted patents in the case and ruled that one of the three patents is invalid as anticipated. The invalidated patent related to communications with a terminal device based on input type (i.e., choice, text, image) and had a 1992 priority.