Patent Infringement Suit Filed Against Office Media Network

Feb 14, 2008, 00:00 ET from Captivate Network

    CHELMSFORD, Mass., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Office Media Network has
 been named as a defendant in a patent infringement suit filed in the United
 States District Court for the District of Delaware. The suit was filed by
 Captivate Network, a division of Gannett Satellite Network, Inc. which is a
 subsidiary of Gannett Co., Inc.
     The complaint alleges that OMN infringes upon U.S. Patent Nos.
 6,288,688, 6,622,826, 6,981,576, and 7,270,219, all owned by Captivate. The
 '688, '826, '576, and '219 patents each describe an elevator display
 system, which allows for the distribution and display of short messages in
 elevator cabs. Each of the patents further describes a method for providing
 information to the display units. Because OMN had been put on notice of the
 patents, the complaint alleges that OMN's infringement has been and
 continues to be willful and seeks damages, attorney's fees and an
     Captivate Network was the first to capitalize on an untapped
 advertising market by utilizing displays in elevators in office towers.
 Installed in office buildings throughout North America, Captivate Network's
 system delivers advertising, news, and entertainment information.
     About Captivate Network
     Captivate Network (, is the North American
 news and entertainment network that delivers quality programming and
 advertising to a highly desirable and targeted audience during the workday,
 when they are making business and personal buying decisions. Captivate is
 one of the most effective advertising vehicles available, earning a high
 47% average ad recall, according to Millward Brown studies. Captivate's
 network is seen in a distraction-free viewing environment, on wireless
 flat-panel television screens in the elevators of premier office towers
 across North America. Currently, Captivate is seen on over 8,200 screens,
 delivering more than 54.5 million impressions per month. Headquartered in
 Massachusetts with offices throughout North America, Captivate Network is a
 Gannett company.
     Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information
 company that publishes 90 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY,
 the nation's largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly
 1,000 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper
 magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom's second
 largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes nearly 300 titles,
 including 18 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites.
 Gannett also operates 23 television stations in the United States and is an
 Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers
 including, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.

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