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Here Are the 10 New Back-at-You Patent Exhibits in Facebook Versus Yahoo

Here are the actual 10 patents that Facebook is using in its just-filed counter-claim against Yahoo’s patent infringement lawsuit.

Several are held by Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, as well as other employees of the social networking giant, in areas such as personalized news feeds, tagging digital media and headline posting algorithms.

The patent ball, as irritating lawyers say, is in Yahoo’s court.

Enjoy:

Exhibit A – US7827208

Exhibit B – US7945653

Exhibit C – US6288717

Exhibit D – US6216133

Exhibit E – US6411949

Exhibit F – US6236978

Exhibit G – US7603331

Exhibit H – US8103611

Exhibit I – US8005896

Exhibit J- US8150913


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik