http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/...shopping-cart-patent-and-saved-online-retail/ Soverain Software is a sham company that lives solely on the revenue generated by suing other companies for patents that they claim they own on all "shopping cart" technology used on all online retail websites. They sued pretty much all the big names including Amazon, Best Buy, Nordstrom's, Macy's, Home Depot, RadioShack, Kohl's and the list goes one. Just in the case of Amazon Soverain received over $40 Million. They have sued nearly 50 companies. Most companies settled with Soverain, but Newegg isn't most companies. Newegg has a company policy to not settle with any patent trolls. Ever. So in 2010 Soverain's lawsuit against Newegg went to trial. The trial lasted less than a week and Soverain seemed to win, with the Jury ordering Newegg to pay Soverain $2.5 Million, a fraction of what they asked for, as well as a 1% royalty on all revenue Newegg processed through their website. But Newegg didn't give up, they appealed the ruling, and on Jan. 23 2013 the court ruled that not only was Newegg not infringing on Soverain's patents, but that Soverain's patents were invalid. This effectively puts an end to Soverain's ability to patent troll online retailers. And at the same time invalidates many other settlements Soverain has made with other retailers. So everyone go out and buy a piece of hardware from newegg, because they rock! I wish more large companies would take their stance of never giving in to patent trolls.