eBay, Inc. v. MercExchange, LLC
May 16, 2006 at 9:25 AM
There has been a flurry of commentary about the US Supreme Court’s decision in eBay, Inc. v. MercExchange, LLC. For those of you who didn’t read the Wall Street Journal this morning, the Supreme Court held that "the decision whether to grant or deny injunctive relief rests within the equitable discretion of the district courts, and . . . such discretion must be exercised consistent with traditional principles of equity, in patent disputes no less than in other cases governed by such standards." Howard Bashman’s How Appealing has links to news stories from the major dailies about the case, and you can find more commentary and debate about the case from legal scholars on SCOTUSblog.