Kelora, a developer and patent holder of a certain type of site search software, in 2010 filed a patent infringement suit against Newegg, No. 13 in the 2012 Internet Retailer Top 500, Amazon.com Inc. (No. 1), Dell Inc. (No. 5), Office Depot Inc. (No. 6), Newegg Inc. (13), Costco Wholesale Corp. (No. 17), Hewlett-Packard Co. (No. 21), Target Corp. (No. 23), Zappos Inc., eBay Inc. and others for the alleged patent infringement of an application for faceted site search. Faceted search, a feature of many e-retail sites, allows a site visitor to narrow down search results by price, brand, size, color and other parameters.
Link: Legal/Regulatory – A big patent win for e-retailers – Internet Retailer
After nearly two years of litigation, some of the biggest names in e-commerce have won a key patent infringement case against Kelora Systems LLC.