Patent settlement leads to more

Facebook and Yahoo has settled their patent disputes as well as expanding their business relationship in a deal that sees no money changing hands. Unlike the $US550 million dollars that Facebook agreed to pay Microsoft in another patent dispute, the Yahoo deal will see increased partnership between Facebook and Yahoo.

Facebook has been beefing up it’s patent arsenal. Many of the registered patents for various Internet, navigation and other technologies may be difficult to defend in court as prior art and common use arguments for certain patents, are both correct and factual.