INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND TECHNOLOGY ALERT

By Joshua Briones and Patrick S. Park

A judge ruled last week that PhoneDog.com, a web-based community of cell phone information, has properly pled a trade secret and conversion claim arising out of Phonedog’s allegations that it is entitled to certain Twitter followers that a former employee had built up during his four years at the company, where he worked as a blogger. 
 
The case raises at least two questions.  First, who owns a company Twitter account?  Second, how much is a Twitter follower worth?  


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