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WFP Interviews Mike McKibben, Chairman and Founder of Leader Technologies, and Plaintiff in Leader v. Facebook

Posted: February 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm   /   by

On February 11, WFP had the privilege of interviewing Mike McKibben, Chairman and Founder of Leader Technologies of Columbus, Ohio.

Leader Technologies (“Leader”) is in the midst of a high-profile patent infringement suit against Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook.   The initial trial, in July 2010 resulted in a split verdict.  McKibben goes into details in the interview.  The case is now on appeal, and oral arguments begin in March.

The interview is new, but there is already plenty of information already on the net regarding this controversial case.  Just search on “Facebook Zuckerberg Leader McKibben” to see (1) how the case has been litigated thus far and (2) how it might affect future venture capital formation, patent litigation, inventors’ rights, private/personal information sharing on the net, and more.

In the near future, WFP expects to provide more information and opinion about the issues in this case.

David Leeper

David Leeper began writing for WesternFreePress.com in January, 2011. His 40-year career in engineering includes senior- and officer-level management positions at ATT Bell Labs, Bellcore, Motorola, and Intel. Now retired, he lives in Scottsdale, AZ with his wife of 44 years. Both are active in volunteer work and politics. David is a volunteer science teacher at AzScienceLab.com and a reader for the blind on a National Public Radio affiliate. He has written numerous articles for technical journals including Scientific American. He holds 16 patents in telecom technology and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.