Everymd Adds Facebook Underwriters to Patent Infringement Complaint, Grants Patent License to President Obama

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JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs join Santorum, Romney and Gingrich as Patent Infringement Defendants for Using Facebook Pages while President Obama Receives Patent License to Use His Own Facebook Page

If anyone would take the trouble to review the patent, the briefs and the law, they would realize that our allegations of patent infringement are completely legitimate and in accordance with the U.S. Patent Laws.

EveryMD has announced that it has added Facebook underwriters JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs to its patent infringement lawsuit against users of Facebook business accounts currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California as Civil Action No. CV12-01623 DDP (JEMx). JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs join previously named defendants Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich. The First Amended Complaint alleges that the named defendants infringe EveryMD’s U.S. Patent No. 7,644,122 entitled “Method, Apparatus and Business System for Online Communications with Online and Offline Recipients” (“the ‘122 patent”) under 35 U.S.C. 271(g) for using Facebook pages created by Facebook, Inc. using the patented method of the ‘122 patent. The First Amended Complaint seeks an injunction and damages.

EveryMD has also announced that it has granted President Obama a limited patent license under the ‘122 patent that allows President Obama to continue to use his Facebook page. The license was granted in the form of an in-kind campaign contribution from the individual inventors of the ‘122 patent. In the letter granting the patent license, the inventors thank Mr. Obama “for bringing integrity and civility back to the White House,” and wish him good luck on his reelection campaign.

EveryMD filed its original complaint for patent infringement against Republican presidential candidates Santorum, Romney and Gingrich on February 27, 2012. “It was interesting to see the comments in the press that the filing of our lawsuit generated,” states Frank Weyer, co-inventor of the ‘122 patent and a patent attorney. “A lot of the comments, even by journalists who write for legal publications, were, in my opinion, surprisingly uninformed about the facts and the law, and I doubt that any took the trouble to actually read the patent and understand what is the legal and factual basis for the complaint. Instead, many treated the complaint as if it were some kind of publicity ploy that has no legal merit. That is not at all the case. If anyone would take the trouble to review the patent, the briefs and the law, they would realize that our allegations of patent infringement are completely legitimate and in accordance with the U.S. Patent Laws. It would be a foolish mistake for anyone to underestimate the seriousness of our allegations.”

EveryMD also announced that it has sent official notice of the lawsuit to original defendants, Santorum, Romney and Gingrich, together with an offer to grant them a patent license for a special reduced price of $500 each. They have until April 1, 2012 to accept that offer.

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