Judge Turns Off Power.com's Claims Against Facebook

Law360, New York (October 23, 2009, 7:11 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed antitrust counterclaims brought by Power.com against Facebook Inc., although he will allow the smaller company to replead as it looks to fight off allegations of copyright and trademark infringement.

Judge Jeremy Fogel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Thursday that Power.com's answer and counter-complaint contained a seven-and-a-half page introduction and background narrative untethered to any specific claim.

“The claims themselves each consist of a conclusory recitation of the applicable legal standard and a general 'reference...
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Facebook, Inc. v. Power Ventures, Inc.


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5:08-cv-05780

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California Northern

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Lucy H. Koh

Date Filed

December 30, 2008

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