U.S. News | eBuddy Technologies Sues LinkedIn for Patent Infringement

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eBuddy Technologies has filed a lawsuit in the District of Delaware against LinkedIn Corporation for patent infringement alleging that LinkedIn infringed the patents-in-suit through its contact aggregation and event notifications.

The plaintiff alleges that patents-in-suit are United States Patent Nos. 8,510,395 (the ’395 patent); 9,584,453 (the ’453 patent) describing contact aggregation between different messaging services and 8,230,135 (the ’135 patent); 8,402,179 (the ’179 patent) describing event notification.

The plaintiff reportedly said that the ’395 patent generally comprises an arrangement of communications between networks of messaging service providers, including to login or facilitate login to a network including to aggregate contacts into a contacts database that is a technical improvement to the communications between the devices and web services which is now been used by LinkedIn without a license.

The plaintiff reportedly said that LinkedIn infringed at least claims 1 and 7 of the ’395 patent by utilizing the patented systems and methods for obtaining and aggregating contact information from a plurality of messaging services providers via LinkedIn’s Application system.

eBuddy Technologies alleges that the defendant system uses components and technology in the patents-in-suit.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendant allows users to import and sync contacts from various sources which is then allegedly used for aggregating, maintaining, and displaying on LinkedIn.

The plaintiff is seeking a declaratory judgment in its favor, an award for damages, a permanent injunction, an award for costs and fees, and other relief.

The case is ongoing.

eBuddy Technologies B.V. v. LinkedIn Corporation

Judge:  –
Court: Delaware District Court
Case #: 1:20-cv-01501
Nature of Suit: Patent
Cause: Patent Infringement
Case Filed: Nov 06, 2020


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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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