Yahoo Files Counterclaim In Messaging Ad Case

Law360, New York (September 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Almost two months after being sued for infringement over a patent covering background advertising for computer messaging programs, Yahoo Inc. has filed its answer and counterclaims against licensing company Creative Internet Advertising Corp.

In its answer filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Yahoo denied all of CIAC’s claims and issued counterclaims of non-infringement and invalidity.

California-based CIAC filed suit on July 26 against Yahoo and AOL LLC parent Time Warner Inc., claiming their respective Yahoo Mail and AOL Instant...
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