It’s not the first time Amazon has been sued for selling its own products, and it probably won’t be the last.
But Amazon is also under pressure to sell its products in new and different ways, as consumers demand a new, cheaper, and more convenient way to do business.
Amazon, which launched in 1999 as a way to make buying and selling books easier, has since grown into one of the world’s largest online retailers.
And the company has been selling its books, software, and accessories in stores around the world for years.
But over the past few years, Amazon has begun to focus on new ways to sell things, from its new streaming service to its own online store.
Now Amazon is trying to sell the same kind of new, more convenient services and products it offers to customers in its brick-and-mortar stores.
In a new lawsuit filed today in a New York court, Amazon alleges that it violated the federal antitrust laws when it introduced its own services and online store, AmazonFresh, in 2013.
The company argues that the new services and new online stores infringe on patents it owns related to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform.
AmazonFresh started as a service that Amazon offered for free, but has since been extended to a subscription model.
Amazon has a $99 annual fee for AmazonFresh and is charging $9.99 per month for an annual plan.
The new lawsuit, filed by lawyers at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison LLP, claims that AmazonFresh infringes on “Amazon’s rights to control its product offerings, including the patentable Amazon Web Service.”
It’s a claim that could prove very difficult for Amazon to defend, given that the company was sued before for allegedly using its own cloud services to steal a patent.
Amazon doesn’t say what services or products it is selling, but it did say in its lawsuit that it would be selling AmazonFresh products through its own website and online marketplace.
Amazon says that it will continue to offer its own store and services, but only to customers who buy its books and other digital content through AmazonFresh.
Amazon also says that the patent claims against AmazonFresh are invalid.
Amazon Fresh started as an Amazon.com service and expanded into a subscription service in 2013, when it began selling books through Amazon.co.uk.
But in 2013 and 2014, Amazon sold off some of its other content and products.
In 2014, it was acquired by Amazon for $970 million, and in 2015, it went public.
Now, Amazon says it is only selling Amazon products through Amazon Fresh, but its competitors still sell Amazon products online and through Amazon’s own online stores.
Amazon’s lawsuit says that Amazon did not adequately warn consumers about the new products it was selling, or about its patents.
Amazon claims that the products it sells violate the Sherman Antitrust Act, which protects against unfair competition.
Amazon said in its suit that the patents were “not relevant to Amazon’s services or business,” but a recent Supreme Court decision that sided with Amazon’s argument that it was infringing the patents does not appear to be binding on the company.
“We do not expect that this litigation will result in any substantial change in our policy,” Amazon wrote in its complaint.
“In the future, we intend to continue to make the vast majority of our online purchases and other services available through our website, Amazon.ca, and the Amazon Appstore.”
The suit goes on to list several patent claims Amazon has filed against other companies, including a patent that covers “a computer system that processes data in a computer-generated image.”
Amazon also has a patent on “a method and apparatus for displaying an interactive display.”
Amazon is not the only company that is trying the new strategy.
Microsoft has been accused of similar tactics before, with some lawsuits accusing the company of selling its software through its software marketplace.
Google, for instance, has also sued Apple for using its Android operating system to sell iOS apps, and a number of other companies have sued Microsoft for selling apps through its online store and other platforms.
Microsoft’s lawsuit, however, appears to be the first to directly address AmazonFresh directly.
Amazon is seeking $6.2 million in damages from Microsoft for infringing its patents and other intellectual property.