Judge Sets Date for Key Hearing in Bascom Research’s Case Against Facebook, LinkedIn and Others

Case Moves Forward for Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Lexington Technology Group with the Markman Hearing Scheduled for October 2nd, 2013

MCLEAN, Va. – Lexington Technology Group, Inc., an intellectual property management firm that has announced plans to merge with Document Security Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: DSS) pursuant to a pending merger transaction, learned that the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Bascom Research, LLC, has received a date of October 2, 2013 for the Markman hearing in its patent infringement cases against five defendants, including Facebook, Inc.

The five cases being heard in United States District Court for the Northern District of California are:

  • Bascom Research, LLC v. Facebook, Inc.
  • Bascom Research, LLC v. Linkedin Corporation
  • Bascom Research, LLC v. Novell, Inc.
  • Bascom Research, LLC v. Broadvision, Inc.
  • Bascom Research, LLC v. Jive Software, Inc.

Additionally, on March 12 the District Court gave Bascom Research the opportunity to file an amended complaint by March 29 to re-allege the claims for indirect infringement of certain method claims. The claims for direct infringement were not at issue in that motion and are proceeding forward in the case independent of this issue.

Bascom Research believes defendants are in violation of key patents covering this technology, and is seeking a judgment of infringement and appropriate damages. Bascom’s innovations cover the manner in which users and application developers on the Facebook platform make connections between “objects” such as photos, people, events and pages – which is the very essence of Facebook’s business.

About Lexington Technology Group

Lexington Technology Group, Inc. is an intellectual property management firm that invests business experience, legal expertise and capital to monetize pioneering inventions. LTG’s goal is to identify and capitalize on opportunities for return, while rewarding highly qualified innovators. The firm typically engages with companies that have identified important innovations but that may lack the experience, relationships or capital to succeed on their own, and have not been fairly rewarded in the marketplace. LTG’s initiatives contribute to an intellectual property market that enables innovators to benefit from their discoveries and investors to profit from prudent risk. LTG’s management team is comprised of experienced patent managers and strategists that have collectively generated over $1 billion licenses, settlements and damages awards to date. www.lex-tg.com