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Does Facebook “Like” Patent Infringement?

Does Facebook “Like” Patent Infringement?

Facebook, Inc., the world’s largest social networking site with nearly 1 billion users worldwide, has been slammed with a lawsuit claiming the site’s “Like” feature infringes on patents owned by a Dutch computer programmer. The “Like” feature allows users to link their Facebook accounts with third-party content.  Needless to say, you won’t see Joannes Jozef Everardus van der Meer’s profile “liking” Facebook anytime soon.

Catherine Ryan

Catherine Ryan is a second year law student at Fordham University School of Law. Her affinity for crippling debt brought her to law school and she hopes to one day graduate. She spends her days watching sports, napping, and tweeting. During the fall, you can catch her incensing thousands of college football fans over at Uni-Watch.com.