Scottsdale-based GoDaddy Inc. received a final win today in a lengthy patent infringement case that sets a precedent for similar "patent troll" claims against other technology companies.

The win came after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a patent litigation case between GoDaddy and RPost Communications Ltd., the Los Angeles-based creator of the RMail secure and certified electronic communications company that also is a patent-holding company.

RPost claimed GoDaddy's email marketing product infringed on a broad patent regarding how email works, including how email bounces back when sent to an address that is no longer active.

In declining to hear the case, the court upheld GoDaddy's victory at the appellate level and affirmed that patent eligibility is a defense in a patent infringement case.

The U.S. Supreme Court is the final stop for this case after RPost continued its appeal, and the case is now "officially over," said Brian LaCorte, a Ballard Spahr partner and head of the firm’s Phoenix intellectual property team who represented GoDaddy in the case.

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