Google, AOL Accused Of Infringing Ad, 'Snippets' Patents

Law360, New York (June 11, 2012, 6:52 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. and AOL Inc. were hit with a suit Thursday in Virginia federal court alleging their use of advertising placement and so-called "snippets" Internet technology infringes on a New Jersey company's patents.

In a complaint filed in the Eastern District of Virginia, Suffolk Technologies LLC alleged that Google and AOL have violated two of the company’s patents: one on the use of "snippets," and a second related to the way the companies deliver advertising content specific to individual website viewers.

Snippets, according to the complaint,...
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