Patent Litigation Tips For Digital Content Providers
November 6, 2012, 5:26 PM EST
Law360, New York (November 6, 2012, 5:26 PM EST) -- Like many U.S. newspapers and television stations, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has a website that covers local entertainment and events, which it calls accessAtlanta.com. The organizer of an event can add it to the site by filling out a form. This innocuous feature apparently resulted in the Journal-Constitution’s publisher, Cox Enterprises, being sued for patent infringement.
The patent in question, U.S. Patent No. 6,370,535, claims to cover a “system and method for structured news release generation and distribution.” The patented method consists of three steps: specifying the...