Facebook Skirts Willful Infringement In 'Like' Button Row

Law360, Los Angeles (June 13, 2013, 8:34 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Wednesday granted Facebook Inc.’s motion to dismiss a claim of willful infringement in a lawsuit accusing it of infringing two patents owned by Rembrandt Social Media LP, finding the complaint didn’t show Facebook had presuit knowledge of the patents.

The decision comes a month after Facebook urged U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III to throw out the patent-holding company’s suit alleging that Facebook’s “Like” button and other sharing features infringe two social media patents, saying the company hasn’t proven Facebook and...
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