SOURCE: M:Metrics

November 12, 2007 16:00 ET

M:Metrics Wins Summary Judgment Dismissing Patent Infringement Claim by Telephia

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 12, 2007) - 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.

About M:Metrics

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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