AFFILIATE MARKETING PATENT IS INVALID

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    But unlike many other companies, Crakmedia decided not to settle. In January 2015, after months of litigation, Crakmedia obtained an order from the District Court striking all of Essociate’s infringement contentions. Crakmedia then teamed up with Clickbooth.com, which had also been sued, to challenge the validity of the Essociate patent under the United States Supreme Court’s recent decision in CLS Banks v. Alice Corp. The District Court granted Crakmedia’s motion, declaring Essociate’s patent claims invalid. This is a significant case for companies accused of infringing Internet patents that try to monopolize abstract ideas of doing business on the Internet.

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