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Arbitron Files Patent Suit Over New Survey Technology

Law360 (October 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Media ratings company Arbitron Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against a rival, saying the company has stolen technology in the race to win lucrative contracts with media giants.

Arbitron, which filed the lawsuit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, wants a permanent injunction against International Demographics and the IPSOS entities. The company is also seeking compensatory damages.

International Demographics provides a survey known as the Media Audit, which has become an alternative choice for rating services for companies...
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