May 25, 2014

Newegg Beats a Patent Troll, Again

Newegg beats a patent troll, again. This time it is beating patent troll SUS, a subsidiary of Acacia Research.

Lee Cheng, Newegg’s Chief Legal Officer 
At Newegg, we’ve always believed paying off extortionists only encourages more extortion, and there had to be a negative consequence of suing Newegg without just cause. We insisted on seeking a return of our legal fees from Site Update Solutions. [Their] demand that we waive our right to seek fees for dropping a lawsuit that should not have been filed in the first place was outrageous. What a joke. We believe that trying to make a patent troll pay, no matter what amount, sends the clearest possible message to all abusive patent asserters and their contingency fee lawyers that if they file a frivolous lawsuit against Newegg, they will suffer some consequence, even if it is only making less money or having to do more work than they planned to.
Newegg has a stellar record in beating patent trolls including beating Alcatel-Lucent’s patent trolling.

Newegg should write a book on “how to beat a patent troll”.

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