Facebook Files First Patent Lawsuit; Countersuing Alt Weekly Newspaper Company Who Sued First
from the watch-who-you-sue dept
As the article notes, Facebook has been sued about 15 times for patent infringement, and has (so far) refused to settle any cases. In most cases, the lawsuits are by patent holding companies, so there's nothing to sue them back over. However, since this is an actual operating company, Facebook has launched its countersuit, suing for patent infringement over two patents that it acquired from other companies recently. It's nice to see Facebook pushing back against those who sue it over silly patents. It will be worth watching to see if it continues to be aggressive against such bogus threats.