Federal Circuit Affirms Victory for LinkedIn

Published November 12, 2019

The Federal Circuit affirmed Klarquist’s prior win in the district court for client LinkedIn in a decision dated November 12, 2019. The district court had held that claims of the asserted patent are ineligible under 35 U.S.C. §101, because the claims are directed to the abstract idea of facilitating a cross-marketing relationship and the claims are performed using only generic, conventional technology. Read more about the October 2018 district court decision.

Klarquist attorneys Robert Cruzen, Sarah Jelsema, Andrew Mason, and Todd Siegel represented LinkedIn on this matter.