M:Metrics Wins Summary Judgment Dismissing Patent Infringement Claim
SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 11/12/07 -- In a patent infringement
lawsuit filed by Telephia, now called Nielsen Mobile, the court has
ruled that M:Metrics does not infringe Telephia's patent. In awarding
M:Metrics' petition for partial summary judgment, the court ruled
that Telephia's claims "have been proven by M:Metrics to be either
factually baseless or so highly attenuated that they fail to raise
any issue of material fact."
"All along this was a meritless suit, and I am pleased that the court
concurs," said Will Hodgman, CEO, M:Metrics. "I am thrilled that the
company has managed to remain undistracted by this nuisance suit, and
has built the best mobile media measurement service in the world."
MeterDirect, the first syndicated mobile audience measurement service
using metering technology, was launched in March of this year.
In June 2006, Telephia sued M:Metrics, alleging that M:Metrics'
M:Meter platform infringed on Telephia's '011 patent entitled "System
and Method for Measuring Wireless Device and Usage Performance
Metrics." Undeterred by the lawsuit, M:Metrics has continued to build
out its M:Meter platform, doubling its panel size in the United
States and the United Kingdom, as well as expanding the breadth of
platform support. MeterDirect, the first syndicated mobile audience
measurement service using metering technology, was launched in March
of this year.
With nearly 200 clients, including all leading mobile operators,
device makers, mobile content providers and technology companies,
M:Metrics applies trusted media measurement methodologies to assess
the audience for mobile content and applications. As the world's most
authoritative mobile media measurement firm, M:Metrics delivers the
most accurate mobile market metrics through the largest monthly
survey of mobile subscribers across the U.S., U.K., Germany, France,
Italy and Spain, and proprietary data collection methodologies.
M:Metrics is the mobile media authority. As the only research firm to
measure the audience for mobile media, M:Metrics provides the most
accurate metrics on actual mobile content consumption by applying
trusted media measurement methodologies to the mobile market.
M:Metrics' monthly syndicated data service gives clients the critical
insights and intelligence required to inform smart business
strategies and the competitive benchmarks needed to evaluate the
performance of competitors and partners. M:Metrics is a private,
venture-funded corporation headquartered in Seattle, with offices in
San Francisco and London.
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