Interactive Tracking Systems, Inc. (“Itracks”) announced today that it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Artafact, LLC (“Artafact”) of Fremont, California, in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. In its Complaint, filed earlier this year, Itracks asserts that Artafact’s synchronous and asynchronous online focus group products known and sold as Artafact Online Focus Group Software and Artafact Diary Bulletin Board, infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,256,663. U.S. Patent No. 6,256,663, for an invention entitled “System and Method For Conducting Focus Groups Using Remotely Located Participants Over A Computer Network,” was issued on July 3, 2001 and subsequently assigned to Itracks. The Complaint seeks unspecified damages and an injunction against future infringement by Artafact.


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