Patent Cases Against Facebook, LinkedIn Stayed Pending Supreme Court Case Outcome

Patent Cases Against Facebook, LinkedIn Stayed Pending Supreme Court Case Outcome

SAN FRANCISCO - Stating that the U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International (No. 13-298, cert granted $(U.S. Dec. 6, 2013$)) "will provide important guidance regarding software patentability," a California federal judge on Jan. 13 granted a motion by Facebook Inc. and LinkedIn Corp. to stay parallel patent infringement cases against them related to methods to create "link relationships" between "document objects" on a computer network (Bascom Research LLC v. Facebook Inc., No. 3:12-cv-06293; and Bascom Research LLC v. LinkedIn Corp., No. 3:12-cv-06294, N.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4000).

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