Cases & Deals

The Nielsen Company obtains settlement in patent infringement claim related to online measurement systems technology

Client(s) Nielsen Company, The

Jones Day reached a settlement for The Nielsen Company in a patent infringement action brought in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against its competitor, comScore, Inc. Nielsen and comScore are the two main competitors in the online measurement business. The suit, brought by Nielsen, alleged infringement by comScore for technologies and computer applications and software related to online measurement systems and activity reports generated by the data from those systems. In response, comScore also filed a patent infringement suit in the same district against Nielsen that asserted two comScore patents, which cover systems and methods for identifying a computer user and other user-specific data, like demographic information.

The Nielsen Company (US), LLC v. comScore, Inc., Civil Action No. 02-11-cv-00168 (E.D. Va.) (Judge Brinkema)