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Online Retailers Win Search Patent Infringement Case

Kelora Systems LLC Ruling

2:29 pm on May 24, 2012 (gmt 0)

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A federal judge has dismissed a big patent lawsuit against web retailers.

"After nearly two years of litigation, some of the biggest names in e-commerce have won a key patent infringement case against Kelora Systems LLC.

Kelora, a developer and patent holder of a certain type of site search software, in 2010 filed a patent infringement suit..."


This has to do with online shopping "parametric search", (search by Price, Color, Size, etc), to locate a product within a family of products.
10:49 am on May 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

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The patent was found to be "obvious" and the judge spanked 'em.

Reminds me of the PanIP patent troll nonsense I had to help fight a few years back.

Same situation where a bunch of earlier defendants just bought a license to get the annoying fly to go away until the troll ran into the wrong defendants and then all hell broke loose ;)