Last month, GametimeIP mentioned that: “Facebook, however, is not a typical defendant. Fully aware that their “organic” patent portfolio poses no real threat to Yahoo!, Facebook has the means and the know-how to go forth and find something that is.”
Their counterclaim against Yahoo! asserts 10 patents, 8 of which were acquired from other companies (very recently, in some cases). According to Janal Kalis of Schwegman Lundberg, the acquired patents come from Right Point (6,288,717); Philips Electronics (6,216,133 and 6,411,949); the University of New York (6,236,978; 7,603,331; and 8,103,611); and Cheah, apparently an inventor-owned IP holding company, (8,005,896 and 8,150,913).