Wal-Mart, as Alleged Customer of Diffbot, Is Latest Defendant Added to Spider Search’s Campaign

August 19, 2017

Spider Search Analytics LLC continues to file suit against companies using web crawler development products of either Apifier, Diffbot, or Scrapy, without naming any of those companies as a defendant. The latest defendant is Wal-Mart (5:17-cv-05566), sued this past week in the Western District of Arkansas over the same web crawling patent at issue throughout the campaign. This new complaint follows summer dismissals of a March complaint against Sears (also an alleged Diffbot customer, dismissed with prejudice), CareerBuilder (an alleged Scrapy customer, dismissed without prejudice), Restocks (an alleged Apifier customer, dismissed with prejudice), and Hubspot (also an alleged Diffbot customer, dismissed with prejudice). Spider Search excerpts materials from Diffbot’s website in the complaint against Wal-Mart.

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