eBay to Appeal Patent Infringement Ruling

By Reuters -  |  Posted 2007-12-12

NEW YORK (Reuters)—Top online auctioneer eBay Inc said on Wednesday that it would appeal a U.S. court ruling in a patent dispute with MercExchange.

MercExchange, a company that holds several patents related to Internet-based auctions and markets, said earlier that a U.S. district court found on Tuesday that eBay had intentionally infringed its patents.

"We are disappointed with the courts order and we plan to appeal it," eBay said in a statement. "We intend to appeal the Courts ruling on the procedural issues and remain confident that after the appeal, the court will consider our arguments on their merits."

(Reporting by Ritsuko Ando; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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