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Acacia Unit Targets Airlines Over Browsing Method

Law360 (January 3, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A host of domestic and international airlines are the targets of a patent lawsuit that seeks to make them pay up for using a common way of presenting internet content.

JetBlue Airways, Singapore Airlines, Midwest Airlines and Air Jamaica are among half a dozen airlines facing the complaint, brought in federal court in Texas by InternetAd Systems LLC, a subsidiary of patent-holding firm Acacia Research Corp.

The lawsuit accuses the airlines of infringing on a family of four patents that cover browser content during an idle...
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