Countersuit Heats Up Web Analytics Patent Fight

Law360, New York (February 23, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A patent battle in the lucrative Web analytics industry has intensified, with one of the market leaders, WebSideStory Inc., filing a countersuit against its closest rival in federal court.

The California-based firm lashed out against NetRatings Inc., the New York-based subsidiary of survey giant Nielson Media Research, after it sued WebSideStory for patent infringement earlier this month.

The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, seeks unspecified monetary damages and an injunction to stop the alleged infringement by NetRatings....
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