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Twitter sued

Written by Michael Coyle on 28 September 2009

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Twitter sued for patent infringment.

The 140-character messaging system which is at the core of Twitter's success is facing a legal battle as a law suit was filed by Techradium a Texas company.

Techradium's lawyer states "The problem is the Twitter architecture. The way they have it set up is technology that is squarely within TechRadium's patents." This cannot come as a suprise to Twitter. The excellent Register reported :

"It's not that Twitter didn't see this coming. In mid-July, a hacker exposed a wealth of corporate and personal documents one of which as Wired was stamped "Legal" and included the prophetic words: "We will be sued for patent infringement, repeatedly and often."

So it will be interesting to see how the Twits extrapulate itself from this.

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