This year has now seen Verified Hiring, LLC reboot its applicant tracking and talent management campaign with a second patent and two waves of new cases. In February 2015, the NPE filed ten, including suits against ADP, CareerBuilder, IBM, and Oracle, and now in November, it has added cases against 17 more companies, including Ceridian HCM, Fast Workforce, HireMojo, Kronos, and Vivify Software. All of the complaints filed this year assert two patents (5,592,375; 6,658,400) against the defendants’ software built to track or match applicants or otherwise manage talent. However, only the ‘375 patent, which generally relates to computer-implemented applicant matching, has been asserted in litigation before this year.
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