Saturday, March 17, 2007

Patent spending

I wonder if / when Friendster's business model will transition from advertising to IP enforcement?

San Francisco - Online social network Friendster announced this week that it has been granted its third social networking-related patent, this time for a "system and method for managing connections in an online social network."

The company says the patent covers adding friends, personalizing a profile through arranging, ordering and classifying connections made in an online community, and managing these connections at will.

[...] The company did not address whether it intends to pursue licensing or infringement actions against others in the social networking space.

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