Facebook, LinkedIn Win Stay In Document Linking IP Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (January 13, 2014, 8:32 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. and LinkedIn Corp. on Monday won their bid in California federal court to stay a dispute brought by the holder of patents for technology that links documents, putting the case on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court makes a decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International.

U.S. District Judge Susan Illston agreed with the social networking sites' argument that the Alice Corp. case weighs heavily on the relevance of their patent dispute with Bascom Research LLC, which accuses the companies of infringing patents...
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