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Patent Troll vs. Foursquare: Checkin App Sued Over GPS Technology

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Oh good, the patent trolls are at it again.

There’s something remarkably sinister about shell companies whose raison d’ĂȘtre is to mess with people actually working to innovate and build cool things. Silver State Intellectual Technologies, a shell company based in Las Vegas, is no exception. Now it’s taking its own brand of assholery to one of New York’s most adored startups: Foursquare.

GigaOm reports that Silver State claims to own the patent for GPS information technology, and is subsequently suing Foursquare for, like most modern internet companies, using GPS? Read More