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SJ Mercury/AP: NetZero files patent lawsuit against rival; claims patent on pop-up ads

Dec 28, 2000, 19:45 (3 Talkback[s])

"NetZero claims that its patent covers the technology used to present an on-screen advertising window that pops up separate from an Internet browser."

"Free Internet access pioneer NetZero Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit over advertising windows used by rival Juno Online Services."

"The window serves as a navigational tool and displays advertisements and customized messages while a computer user is online."

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