Facebook, Yahoo End IP War To Form Advertising Alliance

Law360, New York (July 6, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT) -- Facebook Inc. and Yahoo Inc. said Friday that they have settled all pending intellectual property claims and launched a new advertising partnership, bringing an end to a closely watched patent fight between the two Internet giants.

The new strategic alliance includes a patent portfolio cross-license and both companies say they will work together to provide consumers and advertisers with “premium media experiences” on both Facebook and Yahoo.

Additionally, the companies say they will work on bringing Yahoo's sizeable media event coverage to Facebook users by working...
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Case Title

Yahoo! Inc. v. Facebook, Inc.

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California Northern

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Jeffrey S. White

Date Filed

March 11, 2012

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