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Yahoo Seeks Licencing Fees From Facebook
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msg:4422663
 2:27 pm on Feb 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

Yahoo Seeks Licencing Fees From Facebook [uk.reuters.com]
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.


 

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msg:4422671
 2:49 pm on Feb 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

Ah, demanding licensing fees. The last gasps of a dieing company.

votrechien




msg:4422815
 8:44 pm on Feb 28, 2012 (gmt 0)

Ah, demanding licensing fees. The last gasps of a dieing company.

Agreed.

Sgt_Kickaxe




msg:4422962
 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.

But I'm not a lawyer, yet :)

graeme_p




msg:4423080
 12:41 pm on Feb 29, 2012 (gmt 0)

If your business fails, become a patent troll using what were 1) originally intended to be defensive patents and 2) are so trivial they should never have been granted anyway.

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