Facebook, Google ask for patent reform

Dec 10, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
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Facebook, Google and Zynga are fighting against vague patents, or patents that are solely based on an idea, saying they stifle innovation. Their target is reportedly Apple, who has filed legal action against several manufacturers of Android devices this year. Apple has not filed a lawsuit against Google, who is the main creator of Android. Google Executive Chairman Eric Scmidt said last week that he was "surprised" Apple had not sued his company yet.