WebSideStory Countersues NetRatings

San Diego-based WebSideStory has filed a new, patent infringement suit against NetRatings, a competing web analytics firm, alleging patent infringement. WebSideStory said that it is seeking unspecified monetary damages and an injunction against NetRatings. Earlier this month, NetRatings announced its own lawsuit against WebSideStory for patent infringement. NetRatings, which also competes in the web analytics space, has been pursuing patent lawsuits against WebSideStory, Coremetrics, Omniture, SageMetrics, and Sane Solutions, all competitors in the same web analysis space. WebSideStory provides web analytics software and services to companies.