- Hiring former Rovi CEO Mr. Amoroso who is reputed to be patent savvy to join the Yahoo board in February 2012
- Yahoo's declining business model
- Yahoo's prior success in signing up Google for a $270M patent license
- Yahoo's relative patent strength over Facebook. Yahoo owns 1,029 patents in contrast to Facebook's 12 patents (The PTO search page indicates Facebook owns 21 patents)
Saturday, March 17, 2012
The Yahoo Patent Offensive - Precipitating Factors?
Today, the CNET article Fred Amoroso: Is this the man behind Yahoo's patent offensive? discusses factors that may have precipitated Yahoo's patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook in March 2012: