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Fb Answer and Counterclaims[6]

Fb Answer and Counterclaims[6]

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Published by Jonathan Skillings
Facebook's counterclaim against Yahoo for patent infringement
Facebook's counterclaim against Yahoo for patent infringement

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Published by: Jonathan Skillings on Apr 03, 2012
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1COOLEYLLPSTEPHENC.NEAL(170085)2(nealsc@cooley.com)MICHAELG.RHODES(116127)3(rhodesmg@cooley.com)HEIDIL.KEEFE(178960)4(hkeefe@cooley.com)MARKR.WEINSTEIN(193043)(mweinstein@cooley.com)5PaloAltoSquare3000ElCaminoRealPaloAlto,CA94306-2155Telephone:(650)843-5000Facsimile:(650)849-7400AttorneysforDefendantFACEBOOK,INC.WILMERCUTLERPICKERINGHALEANDDORRLLPWILLIAMF.LEE
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Pending)(william.lee@wilmerhale.com)CYNTHIAD.VREELAND
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Pending)(cynthia.vreeland@wilmerhale.com)60StateStreetBoston,MA02109Telephone:(617)526-6000Facsimile:(617)526-5000MARKD.SELWYN(244180)(mark.selwyn@wilmerhale.com)JOSEPHF.HAAG(248749)Goseph.haag@wilmerhale.com)950PageMillRoadPaloAlto,CA94304Telephone:(650)858-6000Facsimile:(650)858-6100UNITEDSTATESDISTRICTCOURTNORTHERNDISTRICTOFCALIFORNIASANFRANCISCODIVISIONYAHOO!INC.,Plaintiff,v.FACEBOOK,INC.,Defendant.FACEBOOK,INC.,Counterclaim-plaintiff,v.YAHOO!INC.,Counterclaim-defendant.CaseNo.CV-12-01212-JSW
DEFENDANTFACEBOOK,INC.'SANSWER;COUNTERCLAIMAGAINSTYAHOO!INC.FORPATENTINFRINGEMENTJURYTRIALDEMANDED
FACEBOOK,INC.'SANSWER
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COUNTERCLAIMS
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1DefendantFacebook,Inc.("Facebook")herebysubmitsthefollowingAnswertothe2ComplaintforPatentInfringementofYahoo!Inc.("Yahoo!").Facebook'sCounterclaimfor3PatentInfringementagainstYahoo!issetforthbelowfollowingtheAnswer.4
THEPARTIES
1.Facebooklackssufficientinformationtoformabeliefastothetruthoftheallegationsrecitedinthisparagraph,andonthatbasisdeniesthem.2.FacebookadmitsthatitisaDelawarecorporationwithitsprincipalplaceofbusinessat1601WillowRoad,MenloPark,California94025.Facebookadmitsitoperatesawebsiteatwww.facebook.comaswellasassociatedmobileapplicationsandsocialplugins.Exceptasexpresslyadmittedherein,Facebookdeniestheremainingallegationsofthisparagraph.
NATUREOFTHEACTION
3.Thisparagraphcontainsalegalconclusiontowhichnoresponseisrequired.4.Facebookdeniestheallegationssetforthinthisparagraph.
JURISDICTIONANDVENUE
5.Thisparagraphcontainslegalconclusionstowhichnoresponseisrequired.6.FacebookadmitsthatthisCourthaspersonaljurisdictionoverFacebook.Facebookdeniesthatithascommittedanyactsofpatentinfringementand/orcontributedtoorinducedactsofpatentinfringementbyothersinthisoranyotherDistrict.7.Facebookadmitsthatvenueisproperinthisjudicialdistrict.
INTRADISTRICTASSIGNEMENT
8.Thisparagraphcontainslegalconclusionstowhichnoresponseisrequired.
FACTUALBACKGROUND
Yahoo!'sHistory
9.ThisparagraphoftheComplaintconsistsofallegationsregardingYahoo!thatFacebooklackssufficientinformationtoadmitordeny,andonthatbasis,Facebookdeniestheallegationsofthisparagraph.10.ThisparagraphoftheComplaintconsistsofallegationsregardingYahoo!thatFacebooklackssufficientinformationtoadmitordeny,andonthatbasis,Facebookdeniesthe1.
FACEBOOK,INC.'SANSWER
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COUNTERCLAIMS
CV-12-01212-JSW
 
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1allegationsofthisparagraph.11.ThisparagraphoftheComplaintconsistsofallegationsregardingYahoo!that3Facebooklackssufficientinformationtoadmitordeny,andonthatbasis,Facebookdeniesthe4allegationsofthisparagraph.12.ThisparagraphoftheComplaintconsistsofallegationsregardingYahoo!thatFacebooklackssufficientinformationtoadmitordeny,andonthatbasis,Facebookdeniestheallegationsofthisparagraph.13.ThisparagraphoftheComplaintconsistsofallegationsregardingYahoo!thatFacebooklackssufficientinformationtoadmitordeny,andonthatbasis,Facebookdeniestheallegationsofthisparagraph.
Yahoo!'sAllegedInnovations
14.ThisparagraphoftheComplaintconsistsofallegationsregardingYahoo!thatFacebooklackssufficientinformationtoadmitordeny,andonthatbasis,Facebookdeniestheallegationsofthisparagraph.15.ThisparagraphoftheComplaintconsistsofallegationsregardingYahoo!thatFacebooklackssufficientinformationtoadmitordeny,andonthatbasis,Facebookdeniestheallegationsofthisparagraph.16.ThisparagraphoftheComplaintconsistsofallegationsregardingYahoo!thatFacebooklackssufficientinformationtoadmitordeny,andonthatbasis,Facebookdeniestheallegationsofthisparagraph.17.ThisparagraphoftheComplaintconsistsofallegationsregardingYahoo!thatFacebooklackssufficientinformationtoadmitordeny,andonthatbasis,Facebookdeniestheallegationsofthisparagraph.
Yahoo!'sPatents-in-Suit
18.Facebookadmitsthatmessagingandprivacyareofferedasoptionsoncertainwebsites.Facebookdeniesthat"[w]ithoutYahoo!'sachievements,websitessuchasFacebookwouldnotenjoyrepeatvisitorsorsubstantialadvertisingrevenue."FacebookfurtherdeniesthatthefunctionsidentifiedinthisparagraphoftheComplaintinvolvedanyinnovationbyYahoo!.

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