Facebook Says It Doesn't Control 'Like' Button

Law360, New York (March 13, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. on Tuesday urged a Virginia federal court to throw out patent infringement allegations over the social network's “Like” button and other sharing features, saying it does not have sole control of the allegedly infringing system.

Facebook lodged a motion to dismiss allegations made by Rembrandt Social Media LP, which claims that Facebook directly and indirectly infringes two patents.

In a memorandum filed alongside its dismissal motion, Facebook said the direct infringement claim pertaining to one of the patents — U.S. Patent Number 6,289,362, titled,...
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