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Fri Dec 2 2005 14:51:06

Washington Post Columnist on eBay-MercExchange

By: Ina Steiner

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Interesting article in Washington Post about the MercExchange - eBay lawsuit. It's the only time I've seen a reporter raise these issues. I definitely think there's hypocrisy on the part of corporations. And I've also wondered whether shareholders were done wrong by eBay throwing money at the fight instead of just licensing the patents, particularly given that eBay lost the case. (A bit reminiscent of eBay's refusal to acquire PayPal,...) The lawyers must be making out like bandits though.

"Big Firms Caught With Their Patents Down," By Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post, 12/2/05,

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