E-Commerce Patent Infringement Dispute Between IBM and Groupon Ends in $57 Million Settlement

October 12, 2018 - from Reuters

On October 1, 2018, defendant Groupon Inc. agreed to pay $57 million to settle a dispute with International Business Machines (IBM) over Groupon’s alleged infringement of four IBM patents related to e-commerce technology. The settlement follows an announcement made by Groupon in July that it would consider appealing the July 27, 2018 jury decision that awarded IBM $83 million in damages. The intellectual property lawsuit began in 2016, when IBM alleged that Groupon had used the patented e-commerce technology without licensing it.

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