Feeds

Yahoo! and Facebook beg US court for more time

We're negotiating here, bitch

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Yahoo! and Facebook have asked a US court for more time to prepare their filings because their lawyers think that may help them to reach a settlement.

Both firms want to push various document deadlines into July and move the next hearing forward while they prepare their motions and figure out if they can reach an arrangement.

"The parties are currently engaged in settlement negotiations to resolve this dispute. The parties believe that a further extension will facilitate settlement," a filing from Yahoo! said.

"Counsel for Facebook does not oppose these extensions. Yahoo! and Facebook are in agreement that additional time is warranted for the parties to prepare their submissions, will not adversely affect the case schedule, and will facilitate settlement."

Yahoo! started the lawsuit against Facebook earlier this year, alleging that the social network had infringed on 10 of its patents, in what was widely seen as an attempt by the ailing web firm to grub up some money fast since it moved right before Facebook's IPO.

Instead of capitulating to Yahoo!'s demands in order to protect its coming-out party, Facebook sued right back, claiming infringement on 10 of its own patents, many of which had been recently acquired.

The tit-for-tat litigation continued with Yahoo! tacking on another two patents to its suit at the end of April.

Both firms have exchanged the usual barbs about their respective integrity or lack thereof and the general without-merit-ness of each other's cases.

The judge granted the time extensions and scheduled the next hearing, which he will consider Facebook's motion to strike and/or dismiss Yahoo!'s claims and defences of inequitable conduct, for 24 August at 9am. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Azure TITSUP caused by INFINITE LOOP
Fat fingered geo-block kept Aussies in the dark
NASA launches new climate model at SC14
75 days of supercomputing later ...
Yahoo! blames! MONSTER! email! OUTAGE! on! CUT! CABLE! bungle!
Weekend woe for BT as telco struggles to restore service
Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault
Applications need to be built to handle TITSUP incidents
BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?
Don't worry about that cable, it's part of the config
Stop the IoT revolution! We need to figure out packet sizes first
Researchers test 802.15.4 and find we know nuh-think! about large scale sensor network ops
SanDisk vows: We'll have a 16TB SSD WHOPPER by 2016
Flash WORM has a serious use for archived photos and videos
Astro-boffins start opening universe simulation data
Got a supercomputer? Want to simulate a universe? Here you go
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Business security measures using SSL
Examines the major types of threats to information security that businesses face today and the techniques for mitigating those threats.