Friday, March 16, 2012

"They're lawyers, after all. They're in the business of hedging. "

An article titled PATENT LAWYERS: Yahoo's Case Against Facebook Is Weak has, as its first take-away message:

Yahoo will be attacking Facebook on specific "claims" in each patent.


it's unlikely that Yahoo will be able to pick up more than a few "wins."

The problem with this thinking is that Facebook will have problems if Yahoo gets any "wins." Infringe a single claim, and there can be difficulties.

The text The wording on many of the patents is very vague. sounds as if taken right out of a Bessen handbook.

Elsewhere, a blog post titled Yahoo, Facebook and the wisdom of Shakespeare ends with: To paraphrase Shakespeare, “the first thing we do to save Silicon Valley, let’s get rid of all the lawyers.”


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