Internet Media Takes On Dell Over Web Access Patent

Law360, New York (August 30, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Asserting its patent for a feature of internet shopping, Virginia-based Internet Media Corp. sued Texas computer technology giant Dell Inc. and several others Monday in Delaware federal court.

Also named in the complaint are Florida-based office supply giant Office Depot Inc., Texas-based department store J.C. Penney Company Inc., California-based housewares company Williams Sonoma Inc. and New York-based clothier J. Crew Group Inc.

The defendants all use a combination of print advertising and websites for shopping. The print ads contain items for sale with associated codes, used...
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