Washington, May 4: Yahoo has warned Facebook that the social networking giant may be infringing on 16 more of its patents.
Yahoo sent a letter to Facebook last month alleging that the patents “may be relevant” to the technology that the site uses in its servers and data centers.
Although Yahoo has not threatened to file a lawsuit as yet, but it says that “it may do so in the future”.
Facebook has data centers in Oregon and North Carolina. It developed its own servers to power those data centers.
In a statement released by Facebook, it said, “Yahoo’s letter takes aim not just at Facebook but at open-source and energy-efficient green technologies developed and employed by countless innovative, forward-thinking companies and engineers. We’re defending vigorously against Yahoo’s current lawsuit, and would likewise do so against any new assertions.”
Yahoo and Facebook have reportedly filed lawsuits against each in recent times.
Yahoo sued Facebook in March, alleging that the company was infringing on 10 of its patents. Facebook then countersued, asserting that Yahoo was infringing on 10 of its patents. Yahoo further countered on Facebook for trampling on two additional Yahoo patents. (ANI)