October 15, 2012 - A company called Bascom Research is suing Facebook, LinkedIn, Novell, Broadvision, and Jive Software for infringement of four patents. The patents at suit were invented by Tom Bascom of LinkSpace and bought by Lexington Technology Group (LTG), which recently signed a definitive merger agreement with Document Security Systems. Bascom Research is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LTG.
The four patents in the lawsuits cover technologies such as network storage, document objects, and link relationships, and the patents were issued as early as 2001.
The lawsuits were filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.