Tech Co. Slaps Facebook With Patent Suit

Law360, New York (November 20, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- An Ohio-based technology company has slapped Facebook Inc. with a lawsuit accusing the social networking Web site operator of deliberately infringing a patent related to the management and storage of electronic information.

Leader Technologies Inc. lodged the suit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, naming Palo Alto, Calif.-based Facebook as the sole defendant.

“We see no merit in this suit and we will respond accordingly,” Facebook said Friday.

Facebook has infringed and continues to infringe the patent by making, selling and...
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