Monday, March 14, 2005

YAHOO VS. XFIRE LITIGATION UPDATE: Online gaming company Xfire has countersued Yahoo Inc. in a legal battle over instant-messaging patents.

Yahoo previously had sued Xfire, alleging that Xfire's online messenger service infringes a Yahoo patent on technology co-invented by Chris Kirmse, who subsequently went to work for Xfire.

Yahoo claimed that once at Xfire, Kirmse began to develop, test and offer an instant messenger product that violated the Yahoo patent. Among other things, Xfire's product lets a gamer see if other players identified as "friends" or "buddies" are playing an online game.

In its answer and countersuit filed in federal court in San Francisco, Xfire denied Yahoo's allegations and asked the court to dismiss Yahoo's complaint.

Xfire also filed its own charges, alleging that Yahoo's lawsuit was an attempt to drive Xfire out of business or to force Xfire to sell or license its technology to Yahoo for far less than fair market value to settle the litigation.

Xfire, which said that Yahoo never sent the company the customary "cease and desist" letter before filing its lawsuit, also is seeking unspecified damages resulting from Yahoo's alleged unfair business practices.

Xfire said it generated less than $750,000 in revenue in 2004.

Yahoo, one of the Web's marquee names, reported 2004 revenue of $2.6 billion, excluding fees paid to advertising partners.

17 Comentários:

Anonymous said...

well this is bullshit

Anonymous said...

Stupid yahoo.

Anonymous said...

Well, as long as the big guys keep trying to destroy the little guys, I can sleep at night, for it means nothing has changed while I was away. AnywayZ XFire freakin' WTFPWNZ Yahoo anyway.

Anonymous said...

Yahoo was always gay fuck them.

Anonymous said...

*boycotts Yahoo*

HUSSY said...

Fuck yahoo and their gay lawsuit. They are cunts and should leave dear old xfire and their small profit alone

FUCK YAHOO said...

Xfire is the fucking ownage i dont even use yahoo anymore or aim its all xfire yeah

W.e said...

Well you see Yahoo is struggling with Yahoo Messenger compaired to MSN Messenger. So they are using every last move in the book to try and get themselves to the top. I've used the yahoo website many times to catch up on news and stuff but i've never used Yahoo Messenger. Good luck to Xfire in this, i would hate to see them go.

Anonymous said...

Wow that is just outright mean. Look at how much Xfire made compared to Yahoo, and you really know why Yahoo did this.
STOP PICKING ON THE LITTLE GUYS!

btw, xfire is so much better than anything yahoo could ever think of.

Anonymous said...

Go to google and show your product! I am sure they want to beat yahoo.... :)

Fuzed.BuG (on Xfire) said...

BTW: there settling out of court.


this is just the same shit as when microsoft tried to sue Mike Rowe for having a website too closely named to there site. (thats one of the cases they lost if i remember)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

*boycotts Yahoo*



^^^^

Anonymous said...

Yahoo sucks anyways

Anonymous said...

Koolim is a web messenger which enables you to access MSN, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ. MSN web messenger may be blocked on your company firewall so KoolIM is the best alternative to speak with friends, family, classmates and others. KoolIM is the leading online messenger. If other web messengers are blocked than KoolIM is the perfect option for you.

Bensawsome said...

Yahoo is being a retard. xfire is a billion times better than yahoo messenger!!!
You SUCK yahoo!!!!!!!

Gtoji said...

wtf is this bullshit, man i am deleting all my yahoo account's and never using their search engine again xfire kicks ass who in their right mind would knowingly be such a greedy mother fucker to do some sick shit like that

hacker said...

Fuck Yahoo, those greedy faggots, I knew I was right not to make a yahoo account. They should burn in hell for trying to take down an awesome gaming community like Xfire. Yahoo's just jealous, because XFire's better. TAKE DOWN YOUR YAHOO ACCOUNTS SO YAHOO CAN DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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