Web Analysis Companies Settle Patent Suit

Law360, New York (October 26, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- NetRatings Inc. and Visual Sciences LLC have settled their lawsuit over patents for gauging web traffic.

The settlement, the amount of which remains confidential, grants Visual Sciences the right to use the web monitoring software covered by several NetRatings patents.

NetRatings, owned by media and market research company Nielsen, filed the suit against Visual Sciences in June. The company also filed suits against two other web analysis companies, SageMetrics, Corp. and Sane Solutions, LLC.

The suit alleged that Visual Sciences infringed several NetRatings patents for “the...
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