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Browser Software Infringed Northbrook Patents: Judge

Law360 (February 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has ruled that software used by now-defunct Browster Inc. infringed five Northbrook Digital Corp. Web-browsing patents, citing Browster's failure to provide the court with evidence backing up its claims of invalidity and noninfringement.

Judge Michael J. Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota granted summary judgment on Wednesday to Northbrook, ruling its five patents were valid and therefore had been infringed.

The patents-in-suit describe a Web-browsing feature called “pre-fetching,” court documents said.

“Pre-fetching is a process which involves delivering...
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