Patent Wars

Handicapping the Yahoo/Facebook Patent Battle

When Yahoo filed a patent suit against Facebook this week, it became as popular as Rush Limbaugh at a Planned Parenthood gathering. But many Yahoo investors will tolerate Silicon Valley’s scorn if the patent gambit actually …

Meet The 10 Patents Yahoo Is Using To Sue Facebook

Yes, Yahoo went there today—claiming in a lawsuit that it, not Facebook, is the real king of social networks. The company points to ten patents that it says cover features like messages, advertising and privacy settings.

We’ve provided here abstracts of those patents for your reading pleasure.

Yahoo Threatens to Sue Facebook Over Patents

The escalating war between technology companies over intellectual property has had a number of unfortunate consequences, but perhaps none is sadder than the spectacle of an ailing Internet giant using the threat of patent …

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