Girafa Thumbnail Patent Suit Gets Green Light

Law360, New York (September 17, 2009, 4:30 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has cleared the way for Girafa.com Inc.’s suit to head to trial next month against Yahoo Inc. and other e-commerce companies for allegedly infringing its patent for providing a preview thumbnail image of a Web page, shooting down the defendants’ arguments that the patent was invalid.

Judge Sue L. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware on Tuesday denied Yahoo's and three other defendants’ summary judgment motions that claimed Girafa’s patent, titled “framework for providing visual context to WWW...
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