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FACEBOOK started in February 2004, and is now valued at $85 billion.
Today, Facebook holds more than 7,500 patents and 360 Design Registrations. However, only 23 of the patents date back to 2004. And, of this handful of patents, the first was bought by Facebook in 2010.
The surprising truth is that Facebook had no patents when it started - not even a Patent Pending Number! Anyone could have "copied" Facebook exactly and without fear, provided they called it something else.
So, why did Facebook acquire a bucket-load of patents in 2010?
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