eBay Buy It Now

MercExchange will have 3 months to put together a new brief in support of its motion for permanent injunction against eBay’s Buy It Now feature, which generates 34 percent of eBay’s Gross Merchandise Sales on the eBay platform. Likewise, eBay will have until March 16, 2007, to prepare a final brief for its motion for a stay of proceedings in light of the ongoing U.S. Patent Office reexamination of MercExchange’s patents, which are at the heart of the legal wrangling.

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