Lawyers are filling up their deep pockets with all these constant
lawsuits about patents. The lawsuits have been non-stop between large
tech companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft and Samsung. Last year,
107,792 patents were issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
What does that mean for social media?

Here are some interesting points on the history, process and recent
impacts of this important component shadowing our social media.

Via: Business Insurance Site