Facebook Denied Quick Win In 'Like' Button Patent Suit

Law360, New York (December 5, 2013, 7:22 PM EST) -- Facebook Inc. lost a bid to dismiss a patent infringement suit over the company’s “Like” button on Tuesday, when a Virginia federal judge ruled that there were still too many questions that needed to be answered in the case.

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III shot down Facebook’s summary judgment motion on infringement claims for two patents owned by Rembrandt Social Media LP after finding that unresolved factual issues remained. Rembrandt claims Facebook is treading on its patents through its BigPipe software code and the accompanying...
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