Searchmetrics US Files For Bankruptcy After Brightedge Continued Patent Suit

May 9, 2017 • 7:56 am | comments (14) by | Filed Under Legal Issues in Search

Searchmetrics Chapter 11

Techcrunch reported that Searchmetric's US company has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware because of an ongoing patent legal dispute with Brightedge.

Let me be clear, this doesn't impact the main company - but rather the US operations only. Brightedge actually has a history of patenting things, even the SEO process and has taken legal action before suing Searchmetrics before in 2014. But Brightedge allegedly won't let this dispute go and Searchmetrics has supposedly spent $10 million over this legal spat.

Here are tweets from Searchmetrics on this:

The SEO community is not happy with Brightedge and many are saying they are no longer going to use and pay for their software. Here are some tweets from the SEO community:

There are many many more.

Searchmetrics is a company loved by the SEO/SEM community. It is sad to see this.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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