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Wayne, PA – April 6, 2015 – SkillSurvey, the leading provider of online reference  solutions that address critical points in the talent lifecycle, today announced that on April 6, 2015, it filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Checkster, LLC for infringement of SkillSurvey’s U.S. Patent No. 8,894,416. The lawsuit seeks an injunction against further infringement, as well as a finding of willful infringement, and an award of damages.

“We’re extremely proud of our revolutionary technology and the intellectual property protecting it, which we’ve worked hard to develop and which have allowed our more than 1,400 clients to make more informed hiring decisions,” said Ray Bixler, President and Chief Executive Officer, SkillSurvey. “We strongly support the principles of fair competition yet we are obligated to protect the investments we have made to develop a unique, cutting-edge online reference checking system that is deeply grounded in science, research and technology.”

SkillSurvey’s portfolio of U.S. patents, including the ’416 patent, protect various aspects of the company’s Pre-Hire 360® automated reference-checking solution including:

  • Facilitating reference checking earlier in the hiring process, to help employers conduct better job interviews.
  • Providing job-specific behavioral surveys that have established reliability, predictive validity, and EEOC compliance.
  • Ensuring that the information submitted by job references is confidential, thus enabling them to offer more candid feedback.
  • Making access to normative reference feedback available which allows customers the ability to compare their candidate’s reference feedback to the feedback provided by references of others who have applied for the same or similar positions.

Since it was founded in 2001, SkillSurvey has established itself as the pioneer in online automated reference-checking solutions that use data and feedback from managers, peers and other employees who have worked with job candidates to help prospective employers make more informed hiring decisions. The company’s flagship product, Pre-Hire 360®, is an award-winning, patented technology solution that utilizes a unique combination of behavioral science and talent analytics. Pre-Hire 360’s innovative methodology provides customers access to valid and reliable data to help them recruit and hire new talent. Today, SkillSurvey offers more than 350 job-specific assessments across a wide range of jobs and industries. SkillSurvey also recently launched Credential 360®, a solution to help hospitals and healthcare organizations improve patient care outcomes by expediting the typically cumbersome process of verifying professional credentials.

About SkillSurvey®

SkillSurvey provides cloud-based solutions to help human capital management professionals manage critical points in the talent lifecycle using data and insight to more effectively recruit, hire and manage employees to drive business results. The company’s flagship solution, Pre-Hire 360®, is an award-winning, patented technology that utilizes a unique combination of behavioral science and talent analytics. SkillSurvey’s Pre-Hire 360 reference solution is scientifically proven to provide data that can be used to drive more informed hiring decisions based upon feedback provided by references on a candidate’s past job performance and an extension of Pre-Hire 360 offers a passive sourcing solution. The company also offers Credential 360®, a unique solution that helps hospitals and healthcare organizations improve revenue and get top-notch practitioners providing patient care more quickly by expediting the professional credential verification process. SkillSurvey’s cloud-based software products are being used by 1,400 companies, institutions and organizations, including 800 healthcare organizations. Visit SkillSurvey at, and on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

SkillSurvey®, Credential 360® and Pre-Hire 360® are registered trademarks of SkillSurvey Inc. or its affiliates and are registered in the U.S. and other countries.

SkillSurvey’s Pre-Hire 360® is a patented solution. For more information see

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