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Question on this Linkedin patent

Question on this Linkedin patent
« on: April 24, 2017, 04:59:08 AM »
Hi everyone,

I'm hoping to learn more about patents for software, and I stumbled across this Linkedin patent - please see link: http://www.freshpatents.com/-dt20170420ptan20170109702.php      ... sorry, I'm not sure how to attach the patent file to this email...

If you refer to the diagram and the description, it seems to me like Linkedin has patented the whole concept of having a user interface at the front end (that interact with job seekers) and a back end system (that analyzes the data).  So, even if someone else has a completely different looking app that also interacts with job seekers at the front end and analyzes the data at the back end, they would still be infringing upon Linkedin's patent?  Is this correct? 

Please help, I'm really keen to find an answer to this!  Thank you! 

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Re: Question on this Linkedin patent
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 10:12:54 AM »
The link you sent was not a patent.  It is an "application" so at this point we have not idea what type of coverage or protection this will get (if any).   When/if this patent application is allowed and issues as a "patent" you would have to look at their CLAIMS section to see what their patent actually protects.

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