eBay guilty of patent infringement

A jury has found eBay guilty on two of three counts of patent infringement (the third count was thrown out by the judge by invalidating the patent in question). The patents' owner MercExchange of Great Falls, VA stand to bring in about $35M for the patents that cover the "Buy it now" service on the auction site.

An article on CNET contains reactions from both sides and possible future actions.