Supreme Court Won’t Hear ‘Shopping Cart Patents’ Case


The U.S. Supreme Court said it would not take on an Internet technology patent case that pitted a company accused of aggressively enforcing weak patents against another with an equally tough reputation for fighting patent infringement claims. The closely watched case involved the online shopping site Newegg Inc, which specializes in computer products, and software company Soverain Software LLC, which had accused Newegg of infringing three patents known as the “shopping cart patents,” which describe a way to buy products online and pay for them.

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