IBM seeks $167 million from Groupon in e‑commerce patent suit

(Bloomberg)– Groupon Inc., No. 41 in the Internet Seller 2018 Top 1000, developed its online coupon service on the back of International Company Machines Corp.’s e-commerce creations without approval, lawyers for IBM stated at the start of a federal trial looking for damages for patent infringement.IBM is asking jurors to award the company$166.5 million for utilizing four patented innovations. That figure is expected to be a point of contention throughout the trial in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware.< a href=http://

an essential triumph against patent trolls, however the battle is not over

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