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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Case Information

Case Title

Chinook Licensing DE LLC v. Facebook Inc.

Case Number

1:14-cv-00073

Court

Delaware

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Leonard P. Stark

Date Filed

January 19, 2014


Case Title

Chinook Licensing DE LLC v. Hulu LLC

Case Number

1:14-cv-00074

Court

Delaware

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Leonard P. Stark

Date Filed

January 19, 2014


Case Title

Chinook Licensing DE LLC v. Linkedin Corporation

Case Number

1:14-cv-00075

Court

Delaware

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Leonard P. Stark

Date Filed

January 19, 2014


Case Title

Chinook Licensing DE LLC v. Project Rover Inc.

Case Number

1:14-cv-00076

Court

Delaware

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Leonard P. Stark

Date Filed

January 19, 2014


Case Title

Chinook Licensing DE LLC v. Zoosk Inc.

Case Number

1:14-cv-00077

Court

Delaware

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Leonard P. Stark

Date Filed

January 19, 2014

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