EveryMD Sues Facebook Over Messaging Communications Patent

In a recent filing, EveryMD LLC—perhaps best known for its (in)famous lawsuit against Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and approximately four million Facebook business account holders—is suing Facebook for allegedly infringing on its patent on its system for online communication that underlies its model for allowing patients to email doctors directly. According to the complaint, the patent at issue is U.S. Patent

Facebook Insists Ceglia Attorney Can Withdraw Under Two Conditions

Defense attorneys for Facebook and founder Mark Zuckerberg won’t oppose attorney Dean Boland’s motion to withdraw from representing plaintiff Paul Ceglia, as long as he can’t have his cake and eat it too, according to a new federal court filing (read it below). First, they insist that a withdrawal “not be construed as authorizing any further delay” in the case,

Gender Differences in Voter Reporting on Facebook

Facebook has launched a special tool for Election Day that tracks (in real time) who is reporting their votes on the social network. Interestingly, throughout the day thus far, women have reported voting at nearly twice the rate of men (see screenshot below taken just after 1:00 PM PDT). This difference could mean any number of things, but the two

Why Do Facebook Litigant Paul Ceglia’s Lawyers Keep Dropping Out?

Paul Ceglia, the embattled Facebook, Inc. litigant claiming a 50% ownership stake in the social media company, is likely to lose yet another lawyer to represent him in his two-year-old lawsuit. Early this year, Facebook’s and Mark Zuckerberg’s lead attorney Orin Snyder described Ceglia’s “revolving door of lawyers [as]…additional evidence that this abusive lawsuit is a hoax and a fraud.”

Facebook Sued for Antitrust Violations Over Virtual Currency

Last week, on October 26, Kickflip, Inc. (doing business as, and hereinafter referred to as, Gambit) filed a lawsuit against Facebook, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, alleging violations of federal antitrust laws. According to its complaint, Gambit was “a leading virtual-currency and payment-processing provider” to developers that published games for social networks, including Facebook.

Facebook, adSage Face Trademark Infringement Suit Over NFL Goods

Facebook, online advertising agency adSage, and a web-based wholesaler of Chinese goods are named as defendants in a new class-action trademark lawsuit  accusing them of enabling the placement of, or placing ads for, counterfeit NFL apparel on the social network. (read it below) Inkies Sports, Inc. d/b/a Krystal’s NFL Shoppe, a New Mexico-based retail store that only sells “officially licensed NFL merchandise”

Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Six Other Tech Cos. Sued for Patent Infringement

Evolutionary Intelligence, LLC sued Apple, social media companies Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Yelp, Groupon, and Living Social, telecom Sprint Nextel, and mobile advertising network Millennial Media in federal court yesterday, claiming infringement of 2 patents. Curiously, the names of the patents are virtually identical, although the abstract and specifics are different. They are: U.S. patent number 7,010,536, a “System and method

NY Lawyers: Conduct Social Media Discovery Before It’s Too Late – Guzman v. Farrell Building Co.

Why would a defendant litigate over four and a half years, finish conducting discovery, tell a court that it’s ready for trial, and then – only then – ask a plaintiff to admit that he posted photographs on Facebook and other social media sites? That is the question answered in a recent New York decision by Suffolk County Supreme Court

Facebook Hit With Trademark Lawsuit Over “Want” Button

For several months, Facebook has reportedly been developing and testing a “Want” button, to supplement its ubiquitous “Like” button. Just last week, Facebook announced that several companies will be testing the new “Want” button and showed what the button would look like. On October 12, shortly after the release of its new highly anticipated “Want” button, Facebook was sued by

Tech Lawsuit Roundup: October 1 – 5, 2012

Here is a summary of legal developments in five federal and state court cases last week that involved technology companies, or alleged activities by their users. Samsung Cries Foul, Claiming Jury Foreman in Apple iPhone $1B+ Lawsuit Was Biased In a motion filed last Tuesday, Samsung’s lawyers asked U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh to set aside the jury’s $1.05 billion