Checkster Invalidates Skillsurvey Patent

Novato, Calif. / April 13, 2017 – In order to set the record to its customers and the marketplace, Checkster Inc, issues this statement regarding the final outcome of a lawsuit filed against Checkster by its competitor, Skillsurvey Inc., in 2015.

On April 6, 2017, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, issued its ruling summarily affirming the dismissal of Skillsurvey’s lawsuit by the Eastern District of Pennsylvania trial court in 2016, and reiterating that Skillsurvey’s patent was invalid and therefore unenforceable.

“Skillsurvey’s lawsuit is now meaningless,” stated Checkster CEO Yves Lermusi. “Eventhough Checkster does not, and never has, practiced the invention described in this now defunct patent, the easiest course to putting this legal procedure to rest was to simply invalidate that patent. So we did.”

The dispute involved Checkster’s industry leading Automated Reference Check product that assesses talent pre-hire by upgrading the traditional manual telephone reference check into an efficient digital reference check process. Checkster solution is used by many Fortune 500 companies and providers of HR services worldwide.

Checkster is represented by Fenwick & West, LLP, of San Francisco, one of the top patent litigation firms in the nation.

About Checkster

As the leader in web-based talent decision tools, Checkster enables organizations to make better talent decisions. Using the new science of collective intelligence and ubiquity of social networks to deliver fast, accurate social ratings.

Checkster utilizes the latest technologies to offer its customers and candidates a unique, seamless experience that attains results. The Automated Reference Checkster assesses talent pre-hire by upgrading the traditional telephone reference check. The Interview Checkster gives interview debriefs a new level of objectivity. The 360 Checkster provides new hire quality validation, 360 assessment and developmental feedback to current employees.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Checkster’s products are chosen by many Fortune 500 companies and providers of HR services. The company aims to improve the world’s productivity and harmony by increasing job fit and work achievement, as well as personal career satisfaction and fulfillment.

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