Facebook, Yellow Pages Sued Over Online Sales Patents

Law360, New York (May 18, 2011, 7:24 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. and YellowPages.com LLC were sued Tuesday in Delaware over patents for online sales technology by Walker Digital LLC, a company led by the founder of Priceline.com Inc.

Walker Digital, fronted by Jay S. Walker, has sued more than 100 companies in numerous infringement suits over the past several weeks, including another against Facebook over different patents.

The newest suit claims that Facebook, YellowPages.com and Goldstar Events Inc. infringe four patents for technology that allows consumers to purchase a product online at a discount and...
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