Yahoo Loses Bid To Consolidate Messenger IP Suits

Law360, New York (August 28, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT) -- Yahoo Inc. will be forced to fight patent infringement claims over its messenger technology on two fronts following a Delaware federal judge's Wednesday ruling that the original suit brought by Pragmatus AV could not be transferred to California, where a similar suit is pending.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Christopher J. Burke of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware denied Yahoo’s request to either move the case to the Northern District of California or prohibit plaintiff Pragmatus from continuing a nearly identical case, finding that...
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