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

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Hmmmm

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

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US patent court? Shabby??

Umm Mr Pott please meet Mr Kettle

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Re: US patent court? Shabby??

Shabby? Perhaps they meant to say "foreign".

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Re: US patent court? Shabby??

What's Trevor got to do with this?

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US patent court? Shabby??

Reported without a hint of irony ?

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'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...?

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Relevant?

"Xenophobia in American Courts" by Kimberly A. Moore: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=566301

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"Beaten off a dead inventor"?

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

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WTF?

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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