QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Crakmedia, a personality in a associate selling industry, announced that it won a visualisation in a hard-fought obvious transgression box that was filed opposite a association final year by Plaintiff Essociate, Inc.
Essociate owns U.S. Patent No. 6,804,660 (“660 patent’), released to Evan Horowitz and Michael Landau in 2004 by a U.S. Patent Trademark Office. The obvious describes a process and complement for configuring an existent associate network to accept “virtual affiliates” from an associate pooling network. For years, Essociate has claimed to possess a judgment of associate pooling, and it has used a obvious to sue some-more than twenty companies in a associate networking space for infringing a ‘660 patent. According to attention reports, Essociate has performed settlements from a companies it has sued simply since settling was some-more economically possibly for these companies than profitable law firms to urge them.
Essociate sued Crakmedia, targeting their associate module CrakRevenue.com in April 2014 in a United States District Court for a Central District of California, where it had sued many of a other defendants. Essociate purported bullheaded obvious transgression and asked to be awarded damages, mislaid profits, profession fees, and a permanent injunction.
But distinct many other companies, Crakmedia motionless not to settle. In January 2015, after months of litigation, Crakmedia performed an sequence from a District Court distinguished all of Essociate’s transgression contentions. Crakmedia afterwards teamed adult with Clickbooth.com, that had also been sued, to plea a effect of a Essociate obvious underneath a United States Supreme Court’s new preference in CLS Banks v. Alice Corp. The District Court postulated Crakmedia’s motion, dogmatic Essociate’s obvious claims invalid. This is a poignant box for companies indicted of infringing Internet patents that try to monopolize epitome ideas of doing business on a Internet.
Crakmedia’s CEOs and co-founders, Nicolas Chretien and Xavier Farooghi, pronounced about a decision, “Crakmedia respects and believes in egghead skill rights. But we were dynamic not to give in to a whimsical lawsuit. We did not transgress Essociate’s obvious and we never believed Essociate should have been authorised to obvious a judgment of associate pooling.”
Crakmedia is represented by Ben M. Davidson of a Davidson Law Group in Los Angeles, California.
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