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Facebook has beaten off a dead Dutch inventor in a lawsuit targeting The Social Network'sTM Timeline, Newsfeed, Groups and Photo Sharing features. At issue in the lawsuit were two patents by Dutch computer scientist Joannes Van Der Meer, who died in 2004, which the licensing litigant Rembrandt Social Media said Facebook had …


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  1. Thorne

    He should of taken them to court in Texas. Always worked for Apple.......

    1. Steve Davies 3 Silver badge


      Wasn't it the people suing Apple/MS/Google etc who filed suit in East Texas not the other way round?

  2. Long John Brass

    US patent court? Shabby??

    Umm Mr Pott please meet Mr Kettle

    1. nijam Silver badge

      Re: US patent court? Shabby??

      Shabby? Perhaps they meant to say "foreign".

    2. A K Stiles

      Re: US patent court? Shabby??

      What's Trevor got to do with this?

  3. a well wisher

    US patent court? Shabby??

    Reported without a hint of irony ?

  4. Graham Marsden

    'the patents were “shabby” and shouldn't have been granted'

    Great, so, that's two down and how many thousands (tens, hundreds of thousands) to go...?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "Xenophobia in American Courts" by Kimberly A. Moore:

  6. Anonymous Coward

    "Beaten off a dead inventor"?

    Surely the jury would have a problem with that, if a different case were to be brought!

  7. JaitcH

    How often will a US jury find against a US company?

    He should have realised he didn't have a chance with a bunch of prejudiced US jurors.

    They should try the EU - that would hopefully see justice ... and money.

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