Oral Argument in eBay v. MercExchange (updated)

by Lee Gesmer on March 31, 2006

Patents. Here is a summary of the oral argument before the Supreme Court earlier this week, in the eBay v. MercExchange case, discussed earlier in this blog. [link]

The summary of oral argument (which apparently gave no clear clues to the outcome) is on the excellent SCOTUSblog [link].

UPDATE (April 18, 2006):

Here is a link to the transcript of oral argument before the Supreme Court [link]

The argument contains a humorous exchange between Carter Phillips, counsel for eBay, and Justice Kennedy:

Phillips: [references “patent trolls” in his argument]

Justice Kennedy: Well, is — is the troll the scary thing under the bridge, or is it a fishing technique? I– I want —

(laughter)

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