No. 17-16783.

31 F.4th 1180 (2022)

HIQ LABS, INC., Plaintiff-Appellee, v. LINKEDIN CORPORATION, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed April 18, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Donald B. Verrilli Jr. (argued), Chad I. Golder , Rosemarie T. Ring , and Jonathan S. Meltzer , Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, Washington, D.C.; Jonathan H. Blavin , Nicholas Fram , and Elia Herrera , Munger Tolles & Olson LLP, San Francisco, California; E. Joshua Rosenkranz , Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, New York, New York; Eric A. Shumsky , Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Washington, D.C.; for Defendant-Appellant.

Renita Sharma (argued) and Richard Corey , Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, New York, New York; Terry Wit , Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, San Francisco, California; Aaron M. Panner , Gregory G. Rapawy , and T. Dietrich Hill , Kellogg Hansen Todd Figel & Frederick PLLC, Washington, D.C.; C. Brandon Wisoff , Deepak Gupta , Jeffrey G. Lau , and Rebecca H. Stephens , Farella Braun & Martell LLP, San Francisco, California; Laurence H. Tribe , Cambridge, Massachusetts; for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Nicholas J. Boyle , John S. Williams , and Eric J. Hamilton , Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington, D.C., for Amicus Curiae CoStar Group Inc.

Perry J. Viscounty , Latham & Watkins LLP, San Francisco, California; Gregory G. Garre , Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, D.C.; for Amicus Curiae Craigslist Inc.

Alan J. Butler and Marc Rotenberg , Electronic Privacy Information Center, Washington, D.C., for Amicus Curiae Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC).

Mukund Rathi , Aaron Mackey , Kurt Opsahl , Jamie Williams , Corynne McSherry , Cindy Cohn , Nathan Cardozo , Electronic Frontier Foundation, San Francisco, California, for Amici Curiae Electronic Frontier Foundation, DuckDuckGo, and Internet Archive.

Thomas V. Christopher , Law Offices of Thomas V. Christopher, San Francisco, California, for Amicus Curiae 3taps Inc.

Kenneth L. Wilton and James M. Harris , Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Los Angeles, California; Carrie P. Price , Seyfarth Shaw LLP, San Francisco, California; for Amicus Curiae Scraping Hub Ltd.

Katie Townsend , Bruce D. Brown , Gabe Rottman , Grayson Clary , and Mailyn Fidler , Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, Washington, D.C., for Amici Curiae Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 30 News Media Organizations.

Before: J. Clifford Wallace and Marsha S. Berzon, Circuit Judges, and Terrence Berg, District Judge.


We first issued an opinion in this case in September 2019, addressing the question whether LinkedIn, the professional networking website, could prevent a competitor, hiQ, from collecting and using information that LinkedIn users had shared on their public profiles, available for viewing by anyone with a web...

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