1-800 CONTACTS vs. DITTO, Patents, and What it Means for Your Startup

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Back in May, the Silicon Valley startup community got a bit of a shakeup when 1-800 CONTACTS, a giant in the contact lens biz, went after eyewear e-commerce startup DITTO with a patent suit. The claim: DITTO was infringing on a patent purchased by 1-800 CONTACTS with its 3D virtual try-on technology for glasses.

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Emily Stewart

Originally from the United States. Degree in Comparative Literature & Society from Columbia University. Background in marketing and communications, including copywriting, translation, editing and content creation. Localization experience. Twitter @doblackshoe