Laura Prather in Law360: EBay, Landmark Bury Hatchet Over Patent Re-Exam Suit


EBay Inc. told a Texas federal court Thursday that it was dropping its request to have Landmark Technology LLC sanctioned for filing a suit claiming that eBay "maliciously" challenged the validity of its e-commerce patents in re-examinations, because the parties had reached a settlement.

Last month, Landmark voluntarily dismissed its suit after eBay alleged that it violated a law barring suits that target constitutionally protected activity. But eBay said it still planned to seek to have Landmark sanctioned for bringing it. 

On Thursday, eBay requested permission to withdraw its motion, which sought sanctions in the amount of three times the attorneys' fees it incurred...

EBay is represented by ...Laura Lee Prather of Haynes and Boone, LLP.

Excerpted from Law360, October 6, 2014. To view full article, click here (subscription required).

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