Newegg last week won an important ruling that could have a profound impact on e-commerce.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit last week ruled (PDF) that Newegg has not violated patents held by a company called Soverain related to the function of shopping carts and other e-commerce technologies. The court found that Soverain's claims -- that Newegg was violating its patents through its online shopping cart -- were "invalid for obviousness."
Soverain doesn't actually make use of its patents in an e-commerce business. … Read more