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Bracewell Records Patent Victory for Overstock.com

October 30, 2011

Bracewell represents Overstock.com, an online retailer offering a wide variety of brand-name merchandise at discount prices with annual revenue of around $1.089 billion, in many IP related matters and recently concluded a patent suit with outstanding results for the client.

Alcatel originally filed the suit in September of 2009, accusing eight-ten additional e-commerce defendants of infringement, yet leaving Overstock.com and one other as the only remaining defendants during trial in the Eastern District of Texas. In October 2011, after deliberating for less than two hours, the jury returned the verdict that Overstock.com and the other co-defendant did not infringe any of the three patents Alcatel asserted against them. The jury also rendered a verdict of "invalidity" on Alcatel’s communications protocol patent that has been the subject of numerous lawsuits around the U.S. While other defendants preferred to settle, Bracewell was there to support our client through trial and won.