Thursday, 22 September 2011

Twitter Sued by Easyweb Innovations, LLC

September 19, 2011: Twitter has been sued by Easyweb Innovations LLC for patent infringement in the New York Eastern District court on September 19, 2011. Easyweb Innovations LLC is a New York Limited Liability company having its principal place of business at 3280, Sunrise Highway, Suite 171, Wantagh, New York.

The patents-in-suit are US7032030, US7596606, US7685247, US7689658, US7698372.

US7032030: Message publishing system and method 
US7596606 Message publishing system for publishing messages from identified, authorized senders
US7685247:  System for publishing and converting messages from identified, authorized senders 
US7689658Method for publishing messages from identified, authorized senders to subscribers
US7698372System for publishing messages from identified, authorized senders to subscribers 

Easyweb Innovations LLC has stated that it had informed Twitter about the patents on June 2, 2011, however, Twitter has not made any attempts or taken any actions to license the patents-in-suit. 

It is brought to the notice of the readers that Twitter does not have any patents/patent applications in its portfolio. This lawsuit adds to the increasing number of lawsuits that are being filed against Twitter. This lawsuit should act as a wakeup call for Twitter. 

So whats your take - Will we see any patent filings by Twitter in the near future?


  1. Twitter is always having patent related law suits. I think in 2008 and 2009 also there was a issue still it is continuing with the same thing.

    Patent Drafting

  2. You are right. Twitter has been involved in eight patent lawsuits, one copyright infringement and three trademark infringement lawsuits till date. While, Twitter has some sort of protection when it comes to copyright and trademark, it does not have any sort of patent protection. Either they should start thinking seriously about patents or they should look for acquiring a small company with a good patent portfolio.