Yahoo sues Facebook over patents, as promised

Facebook refused to pay licensing fees, is now heading to court

After a little bit of “come at me bro”-style posturing last month, in which Internet company Yahoo demanded licensing fees from Facebook OR ELSE, Yahoo finally made good on its threats and is taking Facebook to court.

The lawsuit, filed on Monday, claims that Facebook is infringing 10 of Yahoo’s patents for social networking, ads and privacy settings. When Yahoo threatened to sue Facebook in February if it refused to pay up, the social network vowed it would defend against Yahoo’s “puzzling actions.”

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