Media News - Thursday, June 21, 2012
Yahoo and Facebook are in negotiations to resolve a patents dispute, an attorney for Yahoo told a federal court on Tuesday. Yahoo sued Facebook in March claiming that it had infringed 10 of its patents. Facebook denied Yahoo's claim of patent infringement, and in turn accused Yahoo of infringing 10 of its patents in several of Yahoo's most popular services including the Yahoo homepage, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports and the Flickr photo sharing service. Yahoo said in a filing in April that Facebook purchased in the last five months eight of 10 patents it had cited in its counterclaim to the patent infringement lawsuit filed by Yahoo, and several were purchased after Yahoo filed the suit. Yahoo denied infringing the ten patents, and claimed Facebook purchased and asserted patents tainted by inequitable conduct, including allegedly the intentional failure to name a known inventor, and adding new information to a patent. It added two more patents to the ten it had earlier alleged Facebook had infringed. District Court Judge Jeffrey S. White on Wednesday ruled that it is stipulated and agreed upon by both parties to extend the dates for submissions by both Yahoo and Facebook. A hearing on a motion has also been rescheduled from Aug. 10 to Aug. 24. (Computer World)
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