close v.

March 05, 2002

Represented in asserting its 1-Click® patent against Following a several day trial in the Western District of Washington, in December 1999 was granted a preliminary injunction that precluded's use of the invention during the 1999 and 2000 Holiday selling seasons. The preliminary injunction is largely credited with establishing the significance of business method patents.

The case was settled prior to trial. 73 F.Supp.2d 1228 (W.D. Wa. 1999), vacated, 239 F.3d 1343 (Fed. Cir. 2001).