The following is excerpted from a January 31, 2011 ePlus press release:
ePlus inc. (Nasdaq NGM: PLUS – news) announced that on January 27, 2011, a jury in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia unanimously found that Lawson Software, Inc. infringed ePlus patents relating to electronic procurement systems. The jury determined that all ePlus patent claims tried in court were valid.
The jury determined that Lawson directly infringed ePlus’ patents and that Lawson also induced and contributed to the infringement of the ePlus patents by Lawson’s customers. The federal court has scheduled a hearing for March 3, 2011 concerning ePlus' request for an immediate injunction to prevent Lawson’s infringing activity and operations. ePlus seeks an injunction to preclude not only Lawson’s sales of its infringing software products, but also any of Lawson’s maintenance, installation, implementation and other services for its infringing software products.
Read the full press release here.