Yahoo, Online Dating Sites Face Patent Suit

Law360 (March 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Yahoo Inc.,, and other companies that run listing services for personal ads, employment and car sales have been hit with a patent infringement lawsuit.

Santa Cruz, Calif.-based software company GraphOn Corp. filed the suit on Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The suit alleges that the online companies are violating four patents that cover listing services for Web sites.

The suit also names as defendants Internet employment company CareerBuilder LLC,'s parent company Classified Ventures LLC, and's...
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