Theodore F. Schroeder of Ocean City, N.J. has a bone to pick with Pinterest. He's filing a lawsuit claiming that the site stole ideas from his website called RendezVoo, where users could, at first, share their location but later evolved into a place where people could "meet to share opinions, views, items, and tastes on a variety of subjects -- product, services, events, politics, economics -- nearly anything of human interest" by posting their findings on "boards."
In the suit, Schroeder is claiming that he met a venture capitalist named Brian S. Cohen, who shot down the idea of RendezVoo and instead, turned it into a crowd-sourced wire service called Skoopwire. After the idea was stuck in the mud for a while, Skoopwire never came to fruition. Eventually, Cohen met the eventual founders of Pinterest and borrowed heavily from the RendezVoo idea and made it their own.
Schroeder is seeking "in excess of $75,000" for "compensatory damages." Meanwhile, a Pinterest representative told Liz Gannes of All Things D, "the lawsuit against Pinterest is baseless and we will fight it aggressively."