I can bet Facebook doesn’t LIKE this
The social network is being Sued for the use of like feature I.e. like button , Like button was patented by Dutch programmer Joannes Jozef Everardus van Der Meer in 1998, even five years before Facebook’s launch.
Currently the social network is being sued for its use of the Like button, the patents were granted as part of the functionality of Surfbook, a social diary created by Van Der Meer that allowed users to “like” each other’s content.
Van Der Meer is no more with us However, the patent holder –– Rembrandt Social Media, LP- is now thinking seek legal action against the company AddThis as well as, Facebook, for using the patents without permission of the owner
Attorney Tom Melsheimer, counsel for Rembrandt, said in a statement
“We believe Rembrandt’s patents represent an important foundation of social media as we know it, and we expect a judge and jury to reach the same conclusion based on the evidence,”
The legal notice was filed in Virginia on Feb. 5
Do you people think the Like button is something that can and should be patented?
What is your take on Facebook sued ?
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Talha Yasin is a professional Blogger and student of Computer Sciences in FAST-NU.you can follow him on Twitter @ImTalhaYasin