Online Communities Patented; Lawsuit Against Facebook Moves Forward
from the online-communities-of-interest? dept
Back in 2007, the company holding that patent, Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, sued Facebook. In turn, Facebook asked for the trial to be held up while it explained to some patent examiners that they were insane to think this was patentable. Apparently, the patent examiners haven't used the internet very much, and affirmed the validity of the patent -- so the lawsuit is now back on. This is just one in a growing series of patent lawsuits against Facebook -- once again highlighting that once you get big enough to be noticed, some nobody will sue you for patent infringement.