IBM fires e-commerce lawsuits at Amazon
IBM is taking Amazon to court. Big Blue has filed two patent infringement lawsuits against Amazon, relating to the technology used by its online sales service.
The suits accuse Amazon of willfully violating technology patents covering such functionality as allowing users to order items from an electronic catalogue and displaying advertising in an interactive service.
‘Dating back to September 2002, IBM has notified Amazon.com numerous times of the infringement, but Amazon.com has shown no willingness to have meaningful discussions,’ IBM said in a statement.
Other services that IBM maintains are covered by its patents include storing data in an interactive network, and presenting applications in an interactive service.
The suits were filed in two separate US District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas, IBM said.
Amazon officials could not immediately be reached for comment.