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Facebook being sued, very questionable patent
Readie

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Msg#: 4110328 posted 8:06 pm on Apr 5, 2010 (gmt 0)

The full story can be read here: [law.com...]

Cross Atlantic Capital Partners are using patent #6,519,629: System for creating a community for users with common interests to interact in [google.com] to sue Facebook.

I havn't fully read the patent in detail, yet everything I've seen in a skim read seems to cover really basic ideas that anyone could (and is likely to) think of.

The patent was filed for on Oct 2, 2001. It seems to me that even a generic forums system should be covered by this patent, and yet forums have been around for a lot longer than this patent, so really it should be thrown out on prior use?

 

Jesse_Smith

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4110328 posted 6:45 pm on Apr 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

'System for creating a community for users with common interests to interact in'

Um, isn't that what a forum is?! This system existed online *way* before this patent came along! Heck, I infringed on this patent online way back in 1997!

Heck, Webmaster World was created before this patent came in to effect!

StoutFiles

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4110328 posted 7:19 pm on Apr 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

Patents and how they relate to the Internet are so, so stupid. Just like Facebook patenting their News Feed...they should all be thrown out.

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