Facebook Gets Sued Over 'Community' Patent


Technology patent trolling seems to have become a regular pasttime — something that is influenced proprtionally with lucrative potential of a patent, and which the long-flawed approval process at the USPTO (U.S. Patent & Trademark Office) abets in the first place. Now there’s another questionable patent lawsuit, this one involving ‘online communities’, and naturally, Facebook is a target with its community of more than 400 million users.

In fact, the lawsuit was filed in 2007 — the patent in 2001 — but Facebook asked for temporary delay to explain — presumably to point out how ridiculous the patent wording is, or something of that nature.

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