Facebook counterclaim accuses Yahoo of infringing 10 patents

Facebook logoIn response to the patent infringement lawsuit Yahoo filed against Facebook last month, Facebook today answered with a counterclaim of its own, saying Yahoo infringes 10 patents assigned to Facebook.

In a filing in US District Court in Northern California, Facebook answers Yahoo's claims, denying any infringement, and asks for a dismissal of Yahoo's complaint. Facebook also demands a jury trial and financial damages over Yahoo's alleged infringement of the patents owned by Facebook.

The patents claimed by Facebook cover various social networking techniques, including generating a feed of stories personalized for members of a social network, tagging digital media, algorithms for headline posting, methods for enabling users to fetch items, customizing database information for presentation of media selections, dynamic profiling of users in "one-to-one applications," systems for providing recommendations to users, and systems for controlled distribution of user profiles over a network.

The infringements alleged by Facebook cover many products, including Flickr, the Yahoo home page, My Yahoo, and Yahoo's pages on Finance, Sports, News, Games, Movies, Shopping, Travel, and Autos.

Some of the asserted patents were filed before Facebook was incorporated, suggesting that they were later acquired by Facebook. Several were filed for and granted after Facebook's founding, however. We are reviewing the case and patents and will be back with another story later.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Facebook, legal action, Yahoo

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