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Yahoo sues Facebook over wide-ranging patents

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Yahoo has sued Facebook over the alleged infringement of 10 patents, which cover functions from advertising and privacy to instant messaging and social networking itself.

The legal action, which Yahoo threatened just two weeks ago[1], was launched in a San Jose district court on Monday. The company is not just after royalties — it says it wants the court to completely stop Facebook from using the technology described in the patents.

Facebook reacted by saying it found the suit "puzzling".......

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