API Sues Yahoo, Google, Others Over Network Patent

Law360, New York (May 13, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- API Technologies LLC has hit 24 Internet companies, including Yahoo Inc., Google Inc., Amazon.com Inc. and Facebook Inc., with an infringement suit over a data network patent.

The suit, filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, revolves around a patent the company was issued in 2005 relating to a data transmission network system.

The patent, U.S. Patent Number 6,859,699, was developed by inventors Anthony Carroll, Brian McAuliffe, Joe Gibbs, Brian O’Sullivan, Michael J. Kling, III, George M. Gill, Michael L....
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