A company called VS Technologies is suing Twitter, alleging that it infringes on a patent of theirs, entitled "Method and system for creating an interactive virtual community of famous people".
In the complaint, filed earlier this week (and embedded below), VS Technologies alleges that Twitter has purposefully infringed the above-mentioned patent, US patent no. 6,408,309.
As it pertains to this lawsuit, very generally speaking, the '309 Patent discloses methods and systems for creating interactive, virtual communities of people in various fields of endeavor wherein each community member has an interactive, personal profile containing information about that member.
VS Technologies is asking for damages to be paid, which, should adequately compensate the company "for Defendant's infringement, which by law cannot be less than would constitute a reasonable royalty for the use of the patented technology, together with interest and costs as fixed by this Court".
[tags]social media,social networking,virtual community[/tags]