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Judge Nixes Amazon, Girafa Bids In Web Patent Suit

Law360 (January 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has shot down Girafa.com Inc.’s bid to add another defendant to its suit that accuses Amazon.com Inc. and several e-commerce companies of infringing its patent for providing thumbnail images in Web searches, and she has also rejected Amazon’s motion seeking sanctions.

Judge Sue L. Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware on Wednesday refused to allow Girafa to amend its complaint in order to tack on claims that Idealab actively induced defendant Snap Technologies Inc. to violate the patent-in-suit...
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