Facebook, Hulu Targeted In Suits Over E-Directory Patents

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 4:10 PM ET) -- Facebook Inc., Hulu LLC and LinkedIn Corp. were among the companies targeted in a flurry of lawsuits filed Monday in Delaware federal court by Chinook Licensing DE LLC, which has accused the Internet giants of flouting its patent covering the augmentation of online directories.

Chinook also filed complaints against Internet dating company Zoosk Inc. and online tool developer Project River Inc., with each suit claiming that the companies have commercialized methods that performs all the steps of its online directory patent, U.S. Patent No. 7,047,482, entitled...
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