Newegg loses patent infringement case

Jury orders the online retailer to pay $2.3 million to TQP Development

Newegg, an online retailer, has had a history of standing tall in the face of patent trolls. But the company has lost its most recent battle with a non-practicing entity, as it has been ordered to pay $2.3 million to TQP Development.

An eight-member jury has determined that Newegg infringed on four claims of a patent owned by TQP. More importantly, it found that the patent was indeed valid, rejecting arguments that the patent in question did not cover any sufficiently unique technology. 

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Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A....

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