Facebook Does Not “Like” Being Sued

Facebook is being sued, yet again.  A Dutch company, Rembrandt Social Media, filed a suit on Febrauary  4, 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia claiming that  Facebook’s “Like” button and other features infringe on patents. Mr. Van Der Meer, a computer scientist, began working on his website “Surfbook” before his death in 2004.  In 1998, Mr Van Der Meer was granted the patents.  This was 5 years before Facebook appeared.

Is this the beginning of the end to Facebook’s “Like” button?

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