NY Times Fires 1st In Webvention Data Patent Fight

Law360, New York (July 19, 2011, 11:56 AM EDT) -- The New York Times Co. sued Webvention LLC in Delaware on Monday to avoid becoming the latest defendant in a series of suits the intellectual property licensing company has filed to enforce a data-organization patent.

In its complaint, the newspaper company asks for a declaratory judgment that the claims of U.S. Patent 5,251,294 are invalid, as well as a permanent injunction that would bar Webvention from filing its own action alleging patent infringement.

“The Times reasonably believes that, under all the circumstances, there is a substantial...
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