05 May '12, 11pm

Yahoo sues Facebook over advertising patents. (archive)

Yahoo sues Facebook over advertising patents. (archive)

Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. Search provider Yahoo is suing Facebook for allegedly infringing 10 of its patents which include systems for privacy controls, social networking and advertising. The timing of the lawsuit will come as a blow to Facebook. It is on the verge of an Initial Public Offering (IPO) valued at around $100 billion, Reuters reports. According to Facebook spokesman Jonathan Thaw, Facebook only learned of the action through the media. Last month Yahoo threatened to take action against the company; although judging by Thaw’s response, the company took this lightly. “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,” he said. Yahoo, a company tha...

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