Facebook Owns The Patent For What Foursquare's Founder Invented – What?!

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Facebook has a new legal weapon in its war with Foursquare.Facebook has been granted a wide range of patents related to the social networking and location, Erick Schonfeld at TechCrunch reports.

Considering Foursquare cofounder Dennis Crowley was working on location-based social networking before Facebook was founded, we find this bizarre.

(So might Google, which bought Crowley’s first company back in 2005.)

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