Thursday, September 10, 2009

Facebook Ordered To Turn Over Source Code

Posted by CmdrTaco on Thursday September 10, @09:24AM
from the revealing-trade-secret-super-poke-tech dept.
consonant writes"A Delaware District Court judge has ordered Facebook to turn over ALL its source code to Leader Technologies, who allege patent infringements by Facebook. The patent in question appears to be for "associating a piece of data with multiple categories". Additionally, while the judge in question deems it fine to let Leader Technologies look at Facebook's source (for a patent, no less!) in its entirety for a single feature, it would be "overboard to ask a patent holder to disclose all of their products that practice any claim of the patent-in-suit"."

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