Facebook’s Response to Yahoo’s Patent Lawsuit

April 4, 2012
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Like many in tech, I believe all software patents should be abolished. That said, I think Facebook made the right move by filing a lawsuit against Yahoo’s patent attack.

As I see it, Facebook had 4 choices:

– Settle. Given their pending IPO, this would have been the easiest route. But, by rewarding Yahoo, settling would have encouraged more frivolous patent lawsuits.

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