Yahoo Goes After Facebook To Defend Advertising, Privacy IP

Law360, New York (March 12, 2012, 8:09 PM EDT) -- Yahoo Inc. made good on last month's threat to take action against Facebook Inc. if the social media giant didn't agree to a licensing deal, alleging in California federal court Monday that Facebook infringed 10 patents covering areas like advertising, privacy and social networking.

Yahoo's complaint asks for treble damages and a permanent injunction, claiming Facebook has been aware of the patents since at least Feb. 27, when Yahoo notified it of the alleged infringement.

Last month, Yahoo said Facebook either had to license its patents...
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