I found a list of patents that Yahoo is suing Facebook over, that Facebook claims that Yahoo infringed upon. And, while I won’t bore you with any more commentary regarding Yahoo v. Facebook (see: Evil is as Yahoo does), I will post the different patents, because I am so excited to see how awful Yahoo is and all the ways in which their level of awful-ness extends to the legal world.
I’m sure no one is as much of a social/tech nut as I am, but if you are, you will thoroughly enjoy this.
I copied and pasted so don’t give me any credit:
Per the Wall Street Journal; http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2012/04/03/yahoo-v-facebook-v-yahoo-an-ear…
“U.S. Patent No. 7,827,208: For “Generating a Feed of Stories Personalized for Members of a Social Network.” Facebook says Yahoo violates the patent with its Photostream, Recent Activity and Groups Activity on the popular Flickr photo sharing service.
No. 7,945,653: For “Tagging Digital Media.” Facebook says Flickr’s “People in Photos feature” violates this patent.
No. 6,288,717: For “Headline Posting Algorithm.” The program uses the “topic interest flags” to determine which articles and other customizable elements of the database are shown on a particular member’s home page. Yahoo’s home page violates this patent, Facebook claims.
No. 6,216,133: For “Method for Enabling a User to Fetch a Specific Information Item from a Set of Information Items and a System for Carrying Out Such a Method.” In plain English, it’s an advertising method. Facebook says ads displayed on Yahoo pages — including on My Yahoo!, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Games, Yahoo! Movies, Yahoo! Shopping, Yahoo! Travel, Yahoo! Autos and Flickr — violate this patent.
No. 6,411,949: For “Customizing Database Information for Presentation with Media Selections.” Another advertising-related patent. Facebook says Yahoo violates with patent with ads displayed displayed on My Yahoo!, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Games, Yahoo! Movies, Yahoo! Shopping, Yahoo! Travel, Yahoo! Autos and Flickr.
No. 6,236,978: For “System and Method for Dynamic Profiling of Users in One-to-One Applications.” Ads again. Facebook says the same Yahoo pages cited above are allegedly violating this patent.
No, 7,603,331: Ditto this one.
No. 8,103,611: Ads again. Same Yahoo pages.
No. 8,005,896: For “System for Controlled Distribution of User Profiles Over a Network.” In plain English: the ability to establish relationships with other users and set privacy settings. Facebook says Yahoo is infringing on this patent by giving Flickr users this ability.
No. 8,150,913: Similar to 896.”