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[TechCrunch] Letter From Yahoo to Facebook regarding Yahoo! Inc. Server Patents and Facebook Data Centers

[TechCrunch] Letter From Yahoo to Facebook regarding Yahoo! Inc. Server Patents and Facebook Data Centers

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 April 23, 2012
VIA E-MAIL
 Sam O’RourkeFacebook Inc.1601 Willow RoadMenlo Park, CA 94025Re: Yahoo! Inc. Server Patents and Facebook Data CentersDear Sam:Pursuant to our earlier agreement to contact one another regarding intellectual property issues, I write tobring a matter to your attention.Based on publicly available information, we believe that Yahoo!’s proprietary server technology may berelevant to Facebook’s data centers and their servers. Such technology is described and claimed in,among others, United States Patents Nos.: 6,209,003; 6,279,001; 6,314,463; 6,317,786; 6,912,534;6,976,093; 6,993,590; 7,035,943; 7,143,193; 7,243,136; 7,356,589; 7,581,006; 7,957,142; 7,430,118;7,672,128; and 8,108,347.The basis for our belief is the descriptions of certain aspects of Facebook’s data centers and servers in, forexample:
Tom Furlong,
Tech Talk: Open Compute Project 
, available athttps://www.facebook.com/Engineering/app_260691170608423 
Steve Furuta,
Open Compute Project: Server Chassis and Triplet Hardware v1.0
Tudor Golubenco,
Understanding the code inside Tornado, the asynchronous web server 
,http://golubenco.org/2009/09/19/understanding-the-code-inside-tornado-the-asynchronous-web-server-powering-friendfeed/  
Andrew Mager,
Tornado: The real-time web server from Facebook 
,http://www.zdnet.com/blog/weblife/tornado-the-real-time-web-server-from-facebook/858 
Jay Park,
Open Compute Project: Data Center v.1.0
 
Jay Park,
 Designing a Very Efficient Data Center 
, available athttps://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150148003778920

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