Yahoo and Facebook have been locked in a legal tussle for quite some time. Yahoo was the one to initiate it by claiming that Facebook had violated ten of its patents. Facebook seemed pretty furious over this allegation and not only vehemently rejected it but also counter-sued Yahoo for violating ten Facebook patents.
It seems that Yahoo hasn’t been through enough with its scrutiny when it was trying to discern which of its patents Facebook has violated. This is because the internet giant has suddenly realized that Facebook has been violating another two of its patents, which it has added to the portfolio of its lawsuit.
According to a Yahoo spokesperson at the occasion, ‘Today’s filing underscores the breadth of Facebook’s violation of Yahoo!’s intellectual property. As we have stated previously, Yahoo!’s technologies are the foundation of our business that engages over 700 million monthly unique visitors and represent the spirit of innovation upon which Yahoo! is built. We intend to vigorously protect these technologies for our customers and shareholders.’
Facebook folks, naturally, seem vexed at what Yahoo is doing and seems pretty surprised at the way Yahoo is handling the case. The social network clearly rebuffed any and all claims made by Yahoo and a Facebook spokesperson stated, ‘We remain puzzled by Yahoo’s erratic actions. We disagree with these latest claims and we will continue to defend ourselves vigorously.’
Facebook purchased AOL patents earlier this week for a huge sum, probably to safeguard it further from any patent violation allegations.