Pandora, Other Web Companies Hit With Ad Patent Suit

Law360, New York (February 1, 2010, 6:37 PM EST) -- Ten online-radio Web sites and Web application makers — including Pandora Media Inc. and Internet Radio Inc. — were hit with a suit on Monday that alleges the companies infringe a patent for methods of displaying advertisements while audio is playing.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas by Kinnelon, N.J.-based Fowler Woods LLC, accused the companies of infringing or inducing infringement of the patent through Web sites or Web applications.

An attorney for Fowler declined to comment on...
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