by Tom Carroll
The jury has spoken and eBay has been found guilty of patent infringement.
BuyItNow was patented in 1995 by some former CIA spook. There has to be a conspiracy in there somewhere.
triple damages = 105 mil.
I wonder how many Pez dispensers eBay will have to sell to pay that bill?
Maybe the US Patent office should auction off patents for things like breathing and drinking coffee. The proceeds could be used for deficit reduction and or maybe increased funding for congressional staff and supplies.
I really hope Congress likes to use the BuyItNow feature.