Facebook, LinkedIn Say High Court Case Halts IP Suits

Law360, Los Angeles (January 6, 2014, 5:54 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. and LinkedIn Corp. asked a California federal judge on Friday to stay two cases in which a company that holds a series of networking patents is suing them pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, saying the hotly contested suit has a bearing on how their cases should be argued.

The social networking sites asked U.S. District Judge Susan Illston to hold up proceedings in the cases, near-identical suits brought by patent holder Bascom Research LLC...
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