Twitter Denied Quick Win In Social Network IP Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (October 5, 2011, 5:37 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Friday refused to shut down a patent-holding company's suit alleging social media giant Twitter Inc. infringes a patent for a method of creating an interactive community of famous people.

In a bench order, U.S. District Judge Henry Coke Morgan Jr. denied Twitter's motion for summary judgment, ruling that VS Technologies LLC's U.S. Patent Number 6,408,309 satisfies the machine-or-transformation test under Bilski. The patent-in-suit lays out a blue print for constructing an interactive community that would require the use of a computer...
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