Yahoo has demanded licensing fees from Facebook for use of its technology, the companies said on Monday, potentially engulfing social media in the patent battles and lawsuits raging across much of the tech sector.
Yahoo has asserted claims on patents that include the technical mechanisms in the Facebook's ads, privacy controls, news feed and messaging service, according to a source briefed on the matter.
Msg#: 4422661 posted 3:44 am on Feb 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
I third the motion - dismissed.
Yahoo is no more capable of seeing Facebook's "technical mechanisms" than anyone else who doesn't work for facebook so the claim is easy to make but will be short on technical proof in court. Yahoo isn't on solid ground here.