Today, Newegg announced that it has won yet another battle in its ongoing fight against the notorious "patent trolls" Soverain Software and TQP Development. Newegg says that on September 4, 2013, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals invalidated an additional claim made by Soverian Software LLC on its "Shopping Cart" patent.
Additionally, the court denied Soverain's request for a rehearing of the initial January 22, 2013 decision that invalidated the balance of the asserted claims. As a result of this decision, Newegg says that all patent claims asserted by Soverain have been held invalid for being no more than obvious variations of old patents held by CompuServe technology.
Newegg says that it is looking forward to going to trial later this year against TQP Development LLC, a shell company affiliated with the notorious patent troll Erich Spangenberg. Newegg says that it hopes that Spangenberg will allow the patent to be tested by the court system this time around and feels that it will be the end to the "shopping cart" patent for good.
"We have been vindicating our rights against advantage takers who assert bad patents or assert patents abusively since 2006. The smart plaintiff's lawyers and trolls are avoiding us-they unfortunately have far too many other companies to victimize. I hope that Mr. Spangenberg will have the guts to take the TQP case to trial, so we can challenge his unfair business model at trial and if necessary, through appeal. We want to do whatever is necessary to make binding legal precedent at the highest possible levels of the judiciary to end the ridiculous tax on society imposed by legal advantage takers," said Lee Cheng, Newegg's Chief Legal Officer, adding, "For that matter, I hope that Soverain 'Software' tries to appeal the recent Federal Circuit ruling to the US Supreme Court. Please, please, please."