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Newegg, who previously fought to free the online shopping cart
wins another patent case
on appeal together with Overstock.com against Alcatel.
This time Alcatel used a patent bombing model using thousands of patents acquired from Lucent to sue companies, hoping for settlements rather than trials. This particular appeal ruled
that the defendants did not infringe on a software patent that allows computers to adapt
web sites to display properly on specific screen sizes (invalidated as obvious). During the appeal, one representative couldn't even identify
which patents they were suing the defendants for.
Alcatel also lost out to Apple and LG in December 2012 for patents
covering video-compression technology that allows data to be sent more efficiently over communications media, including the Internet and satellites, or stored on DVDs and Blu-Ray disks.