Twitter Faces Suit Over Celebrity Networking Patent

Law360, New York (January 20, 2011, 11:50 AM EST) -- A Virginia patent-holding company has sued Twitter Inc. claiming the real-time information Internet sensation infringed a patent for a way to create an interactive community of famous people.

VS Technologies LLC filed suit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia claiming Twitter is infringing its patent and seeking damages, interest and an injunction.

The patent-in-suit, U.S. Patent No. 6,408,309, was issued in 2002 and is titled "Method and system for creating an interactive virtual community of famous people."

The Alexandria, Va.-based...
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