Thursday, February 26th, 2004

Patent Wars — Search Engine Giants may be Preparing to Use Courts to Damage Each Other


ZNet writer Stephanie Olsen has uncovered a terribly interesting story. Why do you think Yahoo spent so much money buying AltaVista, AlltheWeb and Inktomi if it is simply going to develop its own search engine with its own database? For the intellectual properties associated with the patents their acquisitions hold.

Just wait to see it in court folks. Yahoo v. Google. Yahoo v. MSN. Yahoo v. et al.

My mother was right. I should have gone to law school.

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