NetSoc Social Networking Campaign Tags Four More Platforms

December 27, 2018

NetSoc, LLC has sued Microsoft (LinkedIn) (1:18-cv-12215), Quora (1:18-cv-11250), Teladoc Health (2:18-cv-00542), and Verizon (Yahoo) (1:18-cv-12267) over the same social networking patent that it asserted in earlier cases in the campaign against IAC/Interactive (Match Group) (filed in May) and Chegg (filed in November). The NPE targets the defendants’ websites/platforms, the accused features allowing users to locate and communicate with others (doctors, tutors, other professionals, etc.). NetSoc has twice dismissed without prejudice its case against Match Group, first to move the litigation to the Eastern District of Texas (from the Northern District), and second out of recognition that Match Group no longer maintains a physical office there.

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