a patent infringement case. Cordance Corporation ("Cordance") andAmazon.com, Inc. and Amazon Web Services, LLC (collectively, "Amazon") developsoftware and own patents pertaining to on-line internet-based transactioninfrastructures.
2006, Cordance filed suit alleging that Amazon'strademarked "1-Click®" purchasing interface, featured throughout its website, infringedU.S. Patent
6,757,710 ("the '710 patent"). On September
Cordance filedits first amended complaint. On October
Amazon filed its answer assertingnumerous counterclaims and defenses, including a counterclaim
its U.S. Patent No. 6,269,369 ("the '369 patent").2 On November
Cordancefiled its second amended complaint, which alleged that Amazon's information storageprocesses infringed U.S. Patent No. 6,044,205 ("the '205 patent") and that Amazon'ssystems for collecting, retrieving, and presenting product reviews and buyer and sellerfeedback infringe U.S. Patent Nos. 5,862,325 ("the '325 patent") and 6,088,717 ("the'717 patent").3 Subsequently, Cordance and Amazon stipulated to a dismissal of claimsand counterclaims relating to infringement
Cordance's '205 patent and Amazon's'369 patent.
As a result, by the time this case was tried, the patents
suit wereCordance's '325, '717, and '710 patents.
Amazon.com, Inc. is an internet retailer. Cordance is a software company engaged
thedevelopment and commercialization
digital addressing and automated data interchange technology.
2007, the parties consented to the jurisdiction
the United States MagistrateJudge, pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
636(c) and Federal Rule
Civil Procedure 72, to conduct all proceedingsand enter the order of judgment and the case referred to the magistrate judge on February
the Cordance patents
this case are
the same patent family-three
them have thesame speCification (the '710, '325, and '717 patents), and one has a shorter specification (the '205 patent).
Additionally, on August
pursuant to Federal Rule
(a)(1)(A)(ii), theparties stipulated to dismissal with prejudice of Amazon Web Services, LLC