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IBM Wins $83 Million From Groupon in E-Commerce Patent Fight

  • Case is IBM’s first patent jury trial in at least 20 years
  • Win adds value to IBM’s portfolio of more than 45,000 patents
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A U.S. jury awarded International Business Machines Corp. $82.5 million after finding that Groupon Inc. infringed four of its e-commerce patents.

Friday’s verdict is a boon to IBM’s intellectual-property licensing business, which last year brought in $1.19 billion for the company, holder of more than 45,000 patents. Groupon fell 7.8 percent to $4.84 in New York trading.