Facebook pokes major hole in a Yahoo patent claim

19 05 2012

In a potentially embarrassing blow to Yahoo, Facebook has discovered a document that seems to prove Yahoo was wrong in claiming that two patents owned by Facebook were issued under false pretenses.

Yahoo recently alleged that two patents Facebook purchased and then asserted against Yahoo were issued to the original inventor only because crucial information was intentionally withheld from the patent office. But Yahoo just didn’t look in the right places. Facebook located a document that contradicts Yahoo’s claim, along with evidence that Yahoo never tried to access the document.

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