SAN FRANCISCO – A software company alleges a San Jose business is using its patented technology without permission.

MasterObjects Inc. filed a complaint on Nov. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against eBay Inc. alleging patent infringement.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 17, 2013, it was awarded patent registration '024 for its invention titled System and Method for Asynchronous Client Server Session Communication, wherein a search engine result uses an asynchronous method that is more efficient than a traditional method. It alleges that the defendant makes, uses, and/or sells products or services that infringe upon the '024 patent.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, account for and pay damages caused by the infringement, permanently enjoin and restrain from further infringement, interest, attorneys' fees, costs, disbursements and further relief as the court may deem just. It is represented by Spencer Hosie, Diane S. Rice, Lindsey C. Heaton and Darrell R. Atkinson of Hosie Rice LLP in San Francisco.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-06824

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