Judge Limits Damages In Browser Patent Spat

Law360, New York (August 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday barred Northbrook Digital Corp. from recovering infringement damages on two of the five Web-browsing patents it successfully asserted against Browster Inc., and ruled that the now-defunct Browster's infringement was not willful.

Judge Michael J. Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota partially granted Browster’s motion for summary judgment, prohibiting Northbrook from collecting damages for the infringement of two patents.

The court determined that Northbrook failed to adequately mark U.S. Patent Numbers 5,715,445 and 5,946,682, noting that the...
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