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Yahoo!® sues Facebook® over patent infringement

It’s a clash of big titans with two major technology companies entering into a legal battle for patent infringement.

Yahoo!, a leading search engine company, sued Facebook on Monday on account of patent infringement. In the lawsuit filed in a U.S. court, the company claimed that the social media giant has violated 10 of its patents concerning advertising, privacy controls, and social networking.

This lawsuit has come as a major shocker for Facebook, which is planning to go public in a few weeks time. “We’re disappointed that Yahoo!, a longtime business partner of Facebook and a company that has substantially benefited from its association with Facebook, has decided to resort to litigation,” said Jonathan Thaw, spokesperson of Facebook.

Yahoo! is pretty confident about the lawsuit and is expecting that the court will order Facebook to pay the damages caused to the former due to patent infringement.

“Yahoo! has invested substantial resources in research and development through the years, which has resulted in numerous patented innovations of technology that other companies have licensed. Unfortunately, the matter with Facebook remains unresolved and we are compelled to seek redress in federal court. We are confident that we will prevail, ” according to an e-mail statement from Yahoo!.

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1 Response to " Yahoo!® sues Facebook® over patent infringement "

  1. […] infringing 10 of its patents related to advertising, privacy control, and social networking. Now, Facebook has counterattacked the search engine company and filed a patent […]

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