IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE COHO LICENSING LLC, Plaintiff, C.A. No. v.

TRIAL BY JURY DEMANDED LINKEDIN CORP., Defendant.

COMPLAINT FOR PATENT INFRINGEMENT Coho Licensing LLC he!einafte! "Coho# o! "Plaintiff#$, %& and th!o'gh its 'nde!signed co'nsel, as and fo! its Co()laint against Lin*edIn Co!)o!ation he!einafte! "Lin*edIn# o! "Defendant#$, alleges as follo+s, NATURE OF THE ACTION -. .his is an action fo! )atent inf!inge(ent a!ising 'nde! the )atent la+s of the

/nited States, .itle 01 of the /nited States Code "/.S.C.#$ to )!event and en2oin Defendant f!o( inf!inging and )!ofiting, in an illegal and 'na'tho!i3ed (anne! and +itho't a'tho!i3ation and4o! consent f!o( Coho, f!o( /.S. Patent No. 5,678,091 the ":091 )atent#$ attached he!eto as E;hi%it A$ and /.S. Patent No. 5,-<<,69< the ":69< )atent#$ attached he!eto as E;hi%it =$ collectivel&, the "Asse!ted Patents#$ )'!s'ant to 01 /.S.C. >7?-, and to !ecove! da(ages, atto!ne&s: fees, and costs. THE PARTIES 7. Plaintiff Coho is a Dela+a!e li(ited lia%ilit& co()an& +ith its )!inci)al )lace of

%'siness at 777 Dela+a!e Aven'e, PO =o; 71-06, @il(ington, DE -9599.

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Defendant Lin*edIn is a Dela+a!e co!)o!ation +ith its )!inci)al )lace of %'siness

at 7679 Stie!lin Co'!t, Ao'ntain Bie+, Califo!nia 98680. Lin*edIn (a& %e se!ved +ith )!ocess via its !egiste!ed agent, the Co!)o!ation Se!vices Co()an&, 7?-- Cente!ville Road, S'ite 866, @il(ington, Dela+a!e -9565. JURISDICTION AND VENUE 8. .his Co'!t has s'%2ect (atte! 2'!isdiction ove! this action )'!s'ant to 75 /.S.C.

>>-00- and -005 a$ %eca'se the action a!ises 'nde! the )atent la+s of the /nited States, 01 /.S.C. >>- et seC. 1. .his Co'!t has )e!sonal 2'!isdiction ove! Defendant %& vi!t'e of its s&ste(atic

and contin'o's contacts +ith this 2'!isdiction, as +ell as %eca'se of the in2'!& to Coho and the ca'se of action Coho has !aised, as alleged he!ein. <. Defendant is s'%2ect to this Co'!t:s s)ecific and gene!al )e!sonal 2'!isdiction

)'!s'ant to d'e )!ocess and4o! Dela+a!e:s LongDA!( Stat'te, Del. Code. A. Tit. 3, §3104, d'e to at least its s'%stantial %'siness in this fo!'(, incl'ding, i$ at least a )o!tion of the inf!inge(ent alleged he!einE and ii$ !eg'la!l& doing o! soliciting %'siness, engaging in othe! )e!sistent co'!ses of cond'ct, and4o! de!iving s'%stantial !even'e f!o( goods and se!vices )!ovided to individ'als in Dela+a!e. ?. Defendant has cond'cted and does cond'ct %'siness +ithin the state of Dela+a!e,

di!ectl& o! th!o'gh inte!(edia!ies, !eselle!s, agents, o! offe!s fo! sale, sells, adve!tises its se!vices in Dela+a!e that inf!inge the Asse!ted Patents. 5. In addition to Defendant:s contin'o'sl& and s&ste(aticall& cond'cting %'siness in

Dela+a!e, the ca'ses of action against Defendant a!e connected %'t not li(ited$ to Defendant:s )'!)osef'l acts co((itted in the state of Dela+a!e, incl'ding Defendant:s (a*ing, 'sing,

i()o!ting, offe!ing fo! sale, selling se!vices +hich incl'de feat'!es that fall +ithin the sco)e of at least one clai( of each of the Asse!ted Patents. 9. Ben'e lies in this Dist!ict 'nde! 75 /.S.C. >>-09- and -866 %$ %eca'se, a(ong

othe! !easons, Defendant is s'%2ect to )e!sonal 2'!isdiction in this Dist!ict, and has co((itted and contin'es to co((it acts of )atent inf!inge(ent in this Dist!ict. FACTUAL ALLEGATIONS The ‘395 patent -6. On Se)te(%e! 76, 76-- the /nited States Patent and .!ade(a!* Office

"/SP.O#$ d'l& and legall& iss'ed the F091 )atent, entitled "Dist!i%'ted P!ocessing A'lti)le .ie! .as* Allocation# afte! a f'll and fai! e;a(ination. --. Coho is )!esentl& the o+ne! %& assign(ent of the F091 )atent, having !eceived all

!ight, title, and inte!est in and to the F091 )atent f!o( the )!evio's assignee of !eco!d. Coho )ossesses all !ights of !ecove!& 'nde! the F091 )atent, incl'ding the e;cl'sive !ight to !ecove! fo! )ast inf!inge(ent. -7. .he F091 )atent contains th!ee inde)endent clai(s and seventeen de)endent

clai(s. Defendant co((e!ciali3es, inter alias, (ethods that )e!fo!( all the ste)s !ecited in at least one clai( of the F091 )atent. -0. .he invention desc!i%ed in the F091 )atent incl'des a co()'te!Di()le(ented

(ethod fo! dist!i%'ted )!ocessing. -8. .he co()'te! i()le(ented (ethod of the F091 )atent incl'des the ste) of

dividing a tas* into a )l'!alit& of )o!tionsE an allocating co()'te! then allocates at least one tas* )o!tion to a s'%Dallocating co()'te!E and said s'%Dallocating co()'te! !eceives the tas* )o!tion. .he s'%Dallocating co()'te! then allocates a s'%tas* )o!tion to an allocated co()'te!, +he!ein

the s'%tas* )o!tion co()!ises a )o!tion of a tas* )o!tionE the allocated co()'te! !eceives said s'%tas* )o!tionE and a s'%tas* )!ocessing co()'te! )!ocesses said s'%tas* )o!tion, the!e%& c!eating and sto!ing at least one !es'lt. Ginall&, said s'%tas* )!ocessing co()'te! t!ansfe!s said !es'lt to a !es'lts co()'te!E and said !es'lts co()'te! !eceives and sto!es !es'lts !elated to said tas* f!o( a )l'!alit& of co()'te!s. The ‘096 patent -1. On A)!il 78, 76-7 the /SP.O d'l& and legall& iss'ed the F69< )atent, entitled

"Dist!i%'ted P!ocessing A'lti)leD.ie! .as* Allocation# afte! a f'll and fai! e;a(ination. -<. Coho is )!esentl& the o+ne! %& assign(ent of the F69< )atent, having !eceived all

!ight, title, and inte!est in and to the F69< )atent f!o( the )!evio's assignee of !eco!d. Coho )ossesses all !ights of !ecove!& 'nde! the F69< )atent, incl'ding the e;cl'sive !ight to !ecove! fo! )ast inf!inge(ent. -?. .he F69< )atent contains th!ee inde)endent clai(s and seventeen de)endent

clai(s. Defendant co((e!ciali3es, inter alia, (ethods that )e!fo!( all the ste)s !ecited in at least one clai( of the F69< )atent. -5. .he invention desc!i%ed in the F69< )atent incl'des a co()'te!Di()le(ented

(ethod fo! dist!i%'ted )!ocessing. -9. .he co()'te! i()le(ented (ethod of the F69< )atent co()!ises a fi!st co()'te!

!eceiving f!o( a )l'!alit& of co()'te!s a )l'!alit& of !es'lts !elated to a tas*, +he!ein said tas* co()!ises a )l'!alit& of tas* )o!tions, +he!ein at least one said tas* )o!tion co()!ises a )l'!alit& of s'%tas* )o!tions, +he!ein a fi!st !es'lt !eceived %& said fi!st co()'te! is calc'lated f!o( a fi!st s'%tas* )o!tion %& a fo'!th co()'te!, said fi!st s'%tas* )o!tion !eceived %& said fo'!th co()'te! f!o( a thi!d co()'te!, said fi!st s'%tas* )o!tion %eing a divisi%le )o!tion of a fi!st tas* )o!tion,

and +he!ein said thi!d co()'te! !eceived said fi!st tas* )o!tion f!o( a second co()'te!E said second co()'te! dividing said tas* into a )l'!alit& of tas* )o!tions, incl'ding said fi!st tas* )o!tionE and +he!ein said !eceiving occ'!s via net+o!* co(('nication. Defendant’s Infringement of the Asserted Patents 76. Defendant Lin*edIn 'ses soft+a!e that allo+s fo! the dist!i%'ted )!ocessing of

la!ge data sets ac!oss cl'ste!s of co()'te!s that fo!( a dist!i%'ted a))lication soft+a!e f!a(e+o!*. Lin*edIn also 'ses a dataset anal&sis )latfo!( fo! anal&3ing la!ge data sets that consists of a highDlevel lang'age fo! e;)!essing data anal&sis )!og!a(s, co')led +ith a dist!i%'ted a))lication soft+a!e f!a(e+o!* inf!ast!'ct'!e fo! eval'ating these )!og!a(s. G'!the!, fo! e;a()le, Lin*edIn c!eated and 'ses a %atch +o!*flo+ sched'le! A3*a%an to !'n its dist!i%'ted a))lication soft+a!e f!a(e+o!* 2o%s. In the )!ocess of 'sing A3*a%an to !'n 2o%s 'sing a dist!i%'ted a))lication soft+a!e f!a(e+o!* and the dataset anal&sis )latfo!(, Lin*edIn )e!fo!(s a co()'te!Di()le(ented (ethod fo! dist!i%'ted )!ocessing in acco!dance +ith at least one clai( of the F091 and F69< )atents, !es)ectivel&. 7-. Lin*edIn divides a tas* into a )l'!alit& of tas* )o!tions. A3*a%an, fo! e;a()le,

defines a +o!*flo+ a!chive file that consists of ('lti)le 2o%s that (a*e ') the individ'al tas*s of a flo+. @hen the +o!*flo+ is e;ec'ted, A3*a%an +ill !'n the set of 2o%s and )!ocesses in a )a!tic'la! o!de! th!o'gh 2o% de)endencies. 77. A Lin*edIn allocating co()'te! sends tas* )o!tions to a s'%Dallocating co()'te!.

G'!the!(o!e, the s'%Dallocating co()'te! !eceives the tas* )o!tion. A3*a%an 2o%s, fo! e;a()le, a!e sta!ted 'sing )l'ginD%ased 2o% e;ec'to!s located on a se!ve! fo! A3*a%an. As an e;a()le, one of the 2o% e;ec'to!s 'ses the dataset anal&sis )latfo!( e;ec'to!, +hich co()iles )latfo!( )!og!a(s into dist!i%'ted a))lication soft+a!e f!a(e+o!* 2o%s and e;ec'tes the( in a dist!i%'ted

cl'ste!. Ho+eve!, dist!i%'ted a))lication soft+a!e f!a(e+o!* 2o%s can also %e sta!ted 'sing othe! 2o% e;ec'to!s. .he!e a!e 0 (achine !oles in a dist!i%'ted a))lication soft+a!e f!a(e+o!* 'sed %& Lin*edIn, Client Aachines, Ho% .!ac*e!s, and .as* .!ac*e!s. .he Ho% .!ac*e! coo!dinates )a!allel )!ocessing of data 'sing Aa)Red'ce. .he Client Aachine s'%(its Aa)Red'ce 2o%s to the Ho% .!ac*e!. .he se!ve! fo! A3*a%an fills the !ole of a Client (achine in the Aa)Red'ce f!a(e+o!*. 70. A Lin*edIn s'%Dallocating co()'te! allocates s'%tas* )o!tions to allocated

co()'te!s, +hich !eceives the s'%tas* )o!tions. .he Ho% .!ac*e! !eceives a Aa) Red'ce 2o% consisting of (a) and !ed'ce tas*s to %e !'n on in)'t. .he Ho% .!ac*e! +ill s)lit the in)'t and assign the s)lit in)'t %loc*s to the individ'al (a) and !ed'ce tas*s, +hich a!e then sched'led to %e !'n on .as* .!ac*e!s. 78. In a Lin*edIn dist!i%'ted a))lication soft+a!e f!a(e+o!*, a s'%tas* )o!tion

co()!ises a )o!tion of the tas* )o!tion. Go! e;a()le, A Aa)Red'ce 2o% consists of individ'al (a) and !ed'ce tas*s. A dist!i%'ted a))lication soft+a!e f!a(e+o!* tas* e;ec'tes the individ'al (a) and !ed'ce tas*s. A dist!i%'ted a))lication soft+a!e f!a(e+o!* 2o% consists of all the files and classes needed to !'n a Aa) Red'ce 2o%, incl'ding the individ'al (a) and !ed'ce tas*s. 71. A Lin*edIn s'%tas* )!ocessing co()'te! )!ocesses the s'%tas* )o!tion, c!eating a

!es'lt. Go! e;a()le, in Lin*edIn:s co()'te! i()le(ented (ethod the .as* .!ac*e! !eceives and e;ec'tes individ'al (a) o! !ed'ce tas*s. G'!the!(o!e, +hen a (a) tas* is finished, the !es'lts of the co()'tation a!e sto!ed in local sto!age as inte!(ediate data. 7<. .he Lin*edIn s'%tas* )!ocessing co()'te! t!ansfe!s the !es'lts to a !es'lts In Lin*edIn:s

co()'te!, +hich !eceives and sto!es !es'lts f!o( a )l'!alit& of co()'te!s.

co()'te! i()le(ented (ethod, the .as* .!ac*e!s t!ansfe! thei! inte!(ediate data to a node

!'nning a !ed'ce tas* fo! final co()'tation. .he o't)'t is a file that is +!itten to a dist!i%'ted file s&ste(. COUNT I (DIRECT INFRINGEMENT OF THE ‘395 PATENT) 7?. Plaintiff !ealleges and inco!)o!ates %& !efe!ence the allegations set fo!th in

)a!ag!a)hs -D7<. 75. .a*en togethe!, eithe! )a!tiall& o! enti!el&, 'se of the feat'!es incl'ded in a %atch

+o!*flo+ sched'le!, dataset anal&sis )latfo!( and4o! dist!i%'ted a))lication soft+a!e f!a(e+o!* )e!fo!( the )!ocess !ecited in one o! (o!e of the clai(s of the F091 )atent. 79. Defendant di!ectl& inf!inges one o! (o!e of the clai(s of the F091 )atent %&

(a*ing, 'sing, selling, offe!ing to sell and4o! i()o!ting the co()'te!Di()le(ented (ethod fo! dist!i%'ted )!ocessing desc!i%ed in the F091 )atent in violation of 01 /SC > 7?- a$. COUNT II (DIRECT INFRINGEMENT OF THE ‘096 PATENT) 06. Plaintiff !ealleges and inco!)o!ates %& !efe!ence the allegations set fo!th in

)a!ag!a)hs -D79. 0-. .a*en togethe!, eithe! )a!tiall& o! enti!el&, 'se of the feat'!es incl'ded in a %atch

+o!*flo+ sched'le!, dataset anal&sis )latfo!( and4o! dist!i%'ted a))lication soft+a!e f!a(e+o!* )e!fo!( the )!ocess !ecited in one o! (o!e of the clai(s of the F69< )atent. 07. Defendant di!ectl& inf!inges one o! (o!e of the clai(s of the F69< )atent %&

(a*ing, 'sing, selling, offe!ing to sell and4o! i()o!ting the co()'te!Di()le(ented (ethod fo! dist!i%'ted )!ocessing desc!i%ed in the F69< Patent in violation of 01 /SC > 7?- a$. DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL 00. Coho de(ands a t!ial %& 2'!& of an& and all ca'ses of action.

PRAYER FOR RELIEF Coho !es)ectf'll& )!a&s fo! the follo+ing !elief, -. .hat Defendant %e ad2'dged to have inf!inged the Asse!ted Patents, lite!all&

and4o! 'nde! the doct!ine of eC'ivalentsE 7. .hat Defendant, its office!s, di!ecto!s, agents, se!vants, e()lo&ees, atto!ne&s,

affiliates, divisions, %!anches, )a!ents, and those )e!sons in active conce!t o! )a!tici)ation +ith an& of the(, %e )!eli(ina!& and )e!(anentl& !est!ained and en2oined f!o( di!ectl& and4o! indi!ectl& inf!inging the Asse!ted PatentsE 0. An assess(ent of )!eD2'dg(ent and )ostD2'dg(ent inte!est and costs against

Defendant, togethe! +ith an a+a!d of s'ch inte!ests and costs, in acco!dance +ith 01 /.S.C. >758E 8. .hat Defendant %e di!ected to )a& enhanced da(ages, incl'ding Coho:s

atto!ne&s: fees inc'!!ed in connection +ith this la+s'it )'!s'ant to 01 /.S.C. >751E and 1. )!o)e!. Dated, Se)te(%e! -?, 76-0 OG CO/NSEL, E'genio .o!!esDO&ola GERRAI/OLI LLC 77- Pla3a 1th Gloo! 77- Ponce de LeIn Ave. San H'an, P'e!to Rico 669-? ?5?$ ?<<D?666 eto!!esJfe!!ai'oli.co( =AKARD, P.A. /s/ Ste hen !. !ra"erman Richa!d D. Ki!* L6977$ Ste)hen =. =!a'e!(an L8917$ Banessa R. .i!adentes L1095$ 777 Dela+a!e Aven'e, S'ite 966 P.O. =o; 71-06 @il(ington, DE -9599 067$ <11D1666 !*i!*J%a&a!dla+.co( s%!a'e!(anJ%a&a!dla+.co( vti!adentesJ%a&a!dla+.co( Attorne#s for Plaintiff Coho $i%ensing $$C .hat Coho have s'ch othe! and f'!the! !elief as this Co'!t (a& dee( 2'st and

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