Facebook Ducks Contempt Motion In Patent Suit

Law360, New York (February 4, 2011, 1:44 PM EST) -- A federal judge has ruled that Facebook Inc. did not act in contempt when it failed to produce documents in a suit accusing the social networking site of infringing a patent for community features for users with common interests.

Judge John R. Padova denied a motion for contempt Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania but required Facebook to produce the remaining information requested by plaintiff Cross Atlantic Capital Partners Inc.

Facebook did not hand over documents detailing the functionality, financial...
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