Hansen IP Law PLLC Announces Webinar on Facebook v. Yahoo Patent Case

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Steve Hansen, owner of Hansen IP Law, will present a webinar on the Yahoo v. Facebook patent infringement case, entitled “Yahoo v. Facebook-Statutory Subject Matter Defense May be Key” for NALS on April 5, 2012

Yahoo v. Facebook

Yahoo v. Facebook Complaint

With the massive popularity of Facebook and the company’s impending IPO, this is a case people will be watching.

Hansen IP Law PLLC announced that firm owner Steve Hansen will present a webinar concerning the Yahoo! v. Facebook patent infringement case on April 5, 2012 for NALS, the association for legal professionals. The webinar will take place at 9 pm Eastern and is available for both members and non-members of NALS. For registration information, click here.

“Many patent cases go unnoticed by the public unless and until they affect people’s everyday lives,” said Mr. Hansen. “With the massive popularity of Facebook and the company’s impending IPO, this is a case people will be watching. Also, Yahoo’s patents concern computerized implementations of business methods, which have been the focus of recent case law developments concerning what constitutes “statutory subject matter” under the Patent Statute. ‘Statutory subject matter’ refers to the type of thing that can be patented, regardless of whether it is new. In the webinar, we will discuss how Facebook may be able to use the evolving law in this area to invalidate Yahoo’s patents,” Mr. Hansen said.    

The webinar will expand on a Business of Patents blog post, which can be accessed by clicking here.

The Yahoo case is Yahoo! Inc. v. Facebook, Inc., Case No. CV12-01212 (Northern District of California).

About Hansen IP Law PLLC
Hansen IP Law PLLC is an intellectual property law firm that provides "Big Law" caliber services using a small firm platform. The firm represents clients throughout the United States and abroad. All firm clients are represented by an experienced intellectual property attorney with over a decade of "Big Law" experience, including as a partner in Los Angeles and Detroit firms. Unlike many firms of similar size, Hansen IP Law has substantial patent litigation experience in courts throughout the United States, which allows it to strategically strengthen its clients' intellectual property portfolios. For more information, call 248 504 4849 or visit http://www.hanseniplaw.com.

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