Laura Prather in Law360: EBay To Seek Sanctions Over Dropped Patent Re-Exam Suit


Landmark Technology LLC on Monday dropped a suit claiming that eBay Inc. "maliciously" challenged the validity of its e-commerce patents in re-examinations, but eBay said it will still seek to have Landmark sanctioned under a law barring suits that target constitutionally protected activity...

The dismissal came after eBay filed a motion in August arguing that the suit was barred under the Texas statute forbidding strategic lawsuits against public participation and that Landmark should be sanctioned for bringing it.

The so-called anti-SLAPP law prohibits lawsuits that are based on the exercise of the rights to free speech and to petition the government, and eBay said its re-examination requests fall into that category...

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

Excerpted from Law360, September 16, 2014. To view full article, click here (subscription required).

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