Priceline.com Co-Inventor Jay Walker Is Suing Facebook

Posted Nov 26, 2010

Priceline.com Incorporated (NASDAQ:PCLN)? co-inventor Jay S. Walker is suing Facebook over patent infringement through his company Walker Digital LLC. ?We believe this suit is completely frivolous and we will fight it vigorously,? stated Facebook spokesman Andrew Noyes. The patent covers the ability for computer users to establish anonymous communications. The complaint claims that three Walker Digital employees had invented a system that allows people to manage and control release of personal information. Walker is the chairman of Walker Digital. The case is filed as Walker Digital LLC v. Facebook Inc., U.S. District Court, 10cv1026, District of Delaware (Wilmington). The patent in question is 5,884,271. [BusinessWeek]